While the second presidential debate last night ended up with Donald Trump calling for the imprisonment of Hillary Clinton, social media seemed to find one glimmer of light to cling to: Kenneth Bone. During the debate, Ken Bone quickly became a trending internet meme. People are tweeting about this man left and right but, but who is this man?
— Carpe DM (@zacthezac) October 10, 2016
It was a tense night on Sunday evening during the second presidential debate, which began without the nominees shaking hands this time. Hillary simply gave Donald an awkward nod of the head.
Donald Trump ended up threatening to bring a special prosecutor to look into her use of a private email server as secretary of state and saying she should be in jail.
“I hate to say this, but if I win, I’m going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor.”
Twitter went crazy over a short, affable-looking man with glasses and a red sweater who asked a question to both of the candidates about energy policy.
Kenneth Bone is the therapist this country needs pic.twitter.com/fykxcnJeOH
— neha (@champagne_aunty) October 10, 2016
“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimising job loss for fossil power plant workers?”
For whatever reason, Ken Bone really struck a chord with the audience, and people immediately began tweeting about him. In moments, Ken Bone somehow became the winner of the second presidential debate in the eyes of Twitter.
#kennethbone is the man
— Jamie Granato (@rezound) October 10, 2016
#kennethbone is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Thanks ken. You're taking us to a better place.
— Ephram Wilkoff (@wilkoffe) October 10, 2016
— Captain Boomerang (@iceburgh412) October 10, 2016
People immediately began comparing Mr. Bone to cartoon characters like Big Al from Toy Story and a character from Wreck-It Ralph.
— Jeremy Bost (@jwbost) October 10, 2016
— Mike Winer (@Wingstubbz) October 10, 2016
Twitter users even joked about wanting to vote for Ken Bone for president.
— Jenny (@Jennyanthejets) October 10, 2016
— Dan Lagnado (@dlag1995) October 10, 2016
Who is he? Who is this man with the wide mustache who asked the most startlingly sane question to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
— Karen Catizone ???????? (@Mugsysam) October 10, 2016
i feel like i would really get along with ken bone
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 10, 2016
Certainly, no one could have expected that this kind-looking man in a cozy-looking sweater would create such a buzz online.
— AvS (@ZucchiniFace) October 10, 2016
— Kenneth Bone (@Mr_KennethBone) October 10, 2016
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According to CNN, by the end of the second presidential debate, Ken Bone was the winner.
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016
According to the Independent, he was the debate’s true hero. Even former President Bill Clinton, who was there to support his wife and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, was a fan of Mr. Kenneth Bone.
Something about this moment captures Bill Clinton's skill as a politician. https://t.co/oS5nW5nxBC
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 10, 2016
The comments people made on Twitter were only positive about Ken Bone. The same cannot be said for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump after last night’s presidential debate.
U.S. history books, 2150: "And in that moment, the republic was saved by a man named Ken Bone."
— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) October 10, 2016
I didn't give the proper amount of love to Ken Bone last night. That's my biggest regret. This world needs Ken Bone. Ken Bone is our heart.
— Peter Dunn (@PeteThePlanner) October 10, 2016
— ???? Skelebrad ???? (@toreap) October 10, 2016
KEN BONE is my favorite person I've ever seen #debate
— Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) October 10, 2016
A Ken Bone Twitter fan account has already been made.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear snazzy red sweaters. pic.twitter.com/aZddcAXDlV
— Ken Bone (@TheKenBone) October 10, 2016
“Kenneth Bone, fashion icon, and disposable camera user”
Someone made a Ken Bone sign and is holding it behind the CNN political panel pic.twitter.com/pnDj8P2Zw7
— △ n g (@Wander_lust2323) October 10, 2016
When Donald Trump’s wife, Melanie, wore a hot pink Gucci blouse, the people of Twitter had a lot to say, and people tracked down where the sweater was from, according to Mic.
OMG Melania Trump is wearing a pussy bow. I am not even kidding.
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) October 10, 2016
Today, people are tracking down where to get Ken Bone’s sweater. Turns out, it is an IZOD Men’s Cable Solid 1/4 Zip Sweater, and it is available in 11 colors.
GQ has even tweeted out a Ken Bone Halloween costume kit.
Ken Bone Halloween costume kit pic.twitter.com/Ew1KffDgcl
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) October 10, 2016
Tens of thousands of bros just threw out their Harambe halloween costumes and started making Ken Bone outfits.
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) October 10, 2016
You can watch the full debate below.
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