Last night’s presidential debate was, well, a “shit show” as CNN’s Dana Bash succinctly called it. Another CNN host, Jake Tapper, was a little more reserved—but just barely—calling the Trump-Biden face-off “a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.”
On the other hand, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement (presumably because it would have been too hard to keep a straight face while actually speaking these words), “President Trump just turned in the greatest debate performance in presidential history.”
But look, no matter the number of astonishing moments—like when Trump was asked to condemn white supremacists, but instead told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by”—there were some great, if not shocking, zingers from Biden. For instance, after Trump continued to talk over Biden, the former VP let out the words that many viewers were probably thinking: “Will you shut up, man?”
WATCH: After being repeatedly interrupted while answering a question, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tells President Donald Trump: "Will you shut up, man? … This is so unpresidential." pic.twitter.com/oHrEwyJT3K
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) September 30, 2020
Needless to say, Biden’s plea quickly went viral. It went so viral, matter of fact, that the Biden campaign started selling “Will You Shut Up, Man” T-shirts before the debate was even over.
— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) September 30, 2020
While there are no sales numbers available yet, it’s easy to imagine the shirt will be one of the Biden campaign’s best-sellers. You can grab one now for $30—and, if anything, you might want to just for posterity’s sake. It could easily be one of the most memorable pieces of 2020 election memorabilia.
Then again, we have two more debates to get through. If last night is any indication, who knows what will happen—and what possible T-shirts they may spawn.