Someone Counted The Number Of Times Trump Interrupted Clinton At The Debate

by Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 25 times during the first 26 minutes of the presidential debate on Monday night.

The debate, which was held at Hofstra University in New York, marked the first official head-to-head meeting of the Republican and Democratic nominees.

It was an eagerly awaited spectacle that featured a lot of Trump ranting while Clinton gave reactions worthy of "The Office" and not too much actual discussion over policy.


Many women are familiar with being shouted over by an underprepared man who doesn't know what he's talking about. In this case, we call it "Trumpsplaining," but, in other cases, we simply know it as mansplaining.

And oh boy, did Trump bring it on Monday night.

So during the first 26 minutes of the debate, he interrupted her 25 times, according to Vox.

The first time Trump interrupted Clinton was when she was talking about the housing crisis. She said,

Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis. He said, back in 2006, "Gee, I hope it does collapse because then I can go in and buy some and make some money."

Trump interrupted her at this point, helpfully interjecting,

That's called business, by the way.

To which Clinton said,

Nine million people lost their jobs, 5 million people lost their homes, and $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.

Many of the other times in which Trump interrupted Clinton, he did it to try and refute something she was saying. Quite often, he shouted a one-word interjection: "WRONG!"

There was just one thing, well, wrong about his "wrong" shouts. Nearly every time he shouted it, according to NowThis News, Trump was the one who was wrong.

For example, at one point Clinton brought up that Trump called climate change a "hoax." Trump said he "did not say that."

Oh, but, Donald, the internet remembers everything. In 2012, Trump tweeted,

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

By the time the debate ended on Monday night, Trump had interrupted Clinton a total of 51 times, per Vox's count.

Now I know, I know, that means nothing without looking at the other side of the story.

So, let's look at the other side of the story.

By the time the debate ended on Monday night, Clinton had interrupted Trump a total of 17 times, per Vox's count.

That's a little less than 51 times.

Citations: Vox, Huffington Post