10/10/2016 2:00 PM AEDT | Updated 11/10/2016 4:26 AM AEDT

A Whole Lot Of People Thought Trump's Debate Performance Was A Disaster

Political figures, Republicans and Democrats alike, took to social media during Sunday night’s presidential debate in an attempt to put into words just how disastrous they thought Donald Trump’s performance was.

One likened what he saw to a Saturday Night Live skit. Another to the detonation of a nuclear bomb. 

In a sign of what was to come, the Republican presidential nominee and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, skipped the handshake ahead of the debate.

Below, a look at how Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and others reacted to Sunday’s debate

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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