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Hollywood Reacts to Presidential Debate, Round 2: From J.K. Rowling to Jesse Williams

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in a second presidential debate Sunday night, which included personal attacks, passionate arguments and a whole bunch of interrupting–all of which gave Hollywood’s biggest stars something to do for the evening (and probably carpal tunnel syndrome).

Even though all eyes were on the presidential candidates, multiple users thought the moderators, Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz were the real stars of the evening.

“I deeply worship the badassery of Martha Raddatz,” tweeted “Scandal” creator, Shonda Rhimes.

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“I’m living for Anderson this debate lol,” said “Scream Queens” star Keke Palmer.

But even the well-lauded moderators at the presidential debate couldn’t keep the focus off Trump and his sinus passages.

“Does Trump do this sniffing thing during any other speaking appearances besides these debates?,” asked the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and activist Jesse Williams.

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Issa Rae, the creator for HBO’s new series about two black women’s friendship and uncomfortable shared experiences, used the opportunity to promote her show.

“Kind of bummed Trump stole our Pussy thunder. #InsecureHBO” said Rae.

Others were just so deeply traumatized after watching the debate that they needed to take a little time to recuperate.

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“I’m watching Fantastic Mr. Fox as my self care,” tweeted YouTube star Akilah Hughes.

See some of the best tweets below.

Trump says ‘just words, folks.’ It’s his accusation and his defence. Words don’t matter. Facts don’t matter. If they don’t, we’re all lost.

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 10, 2016

Yes, he is a liar.

Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) October 10, 2016

Kind of bummed Trump stole our Pussy thunder. #InsecureHBO

— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) October 10, 2016

“Men say terrible things in the locker room.” No Giuliani, terrible men say those things in the locker room.

— Paula Pell (@perlapell) October 10, 2016

Does Trump do this sniffing thing during any other speaking appearances besides these debates? #Debate #AskingForACountry

— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) October 10, 2016

I see…coke the first debate, Xanax for the second.

David Cross (@davidcrosss) October 10, 2016

I deeply worship the badassery of @MarthaRaddatz.

shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 10, 2016

This land is my land, this land is your land, this land is my casino. #Debates

Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 10, 2016

Anderson Cooper: “Does Trump have discipline to be a good leader?” Clinton: “No.” #debate

— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) October 10, 2016

I love Anderson Cooper. That is all.

— ℤυℛι hĂℓℓ (@ZuriHall) October 10, 2016

I kind of feel sorry for Hillary. This is like Lebron having to prove he’s a good player by playing Peter Griffin in a game of one on one.

— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) October 10, 2016

Hey Donald. Not all black people live in “inner cities.” You’re a racist. You make assumptions about human beings that are grotesque.

Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 10, 2016

He’s SNIFFING again! #debates2016

Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 10, 2016

I’m living for Anderson this debate lol.

— Keke MF Palmer ???? (@KekePalmer) October 10, 2016

He’s physically trying to intimidate her by standing right behind her this is cray #debate

Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 10, 2016

Trump doesn’t have the discipline not to interrupt Clinton’s answer about whether he has the discipline to be President

Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) October 10, 2016

I’m watching Fantastic Mr. Fox as my self care. #debate ????

— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) October 10, 2016

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