If there’s anything in the world most people can agree on, it’s that Tuesday’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden deserved to be panned as an unmitigated disaster that caused nothing but pain for those who had to witness it. Perhaps the only consolation is the human capacity for humor, which allows us to create memes in order to deal with our suffering rather than just laying down in the gutter and waiting to die.
Memers around the world went right to work once the debate was over, and the next day it’s already to the point that baffled and horrified individuals lucky enough to live elsewhere are making memes about all the memes.
Many of them are based on notable things said by either of the two candidates, including the iconic moment when Biden finally told Trump to shut up and Trump saying “don’t ever use the word ‘smart’ with me.” However, the overarching theme seems to be the growing feeling of despair experienced by many Americans who fear their country will never recover from what it’s become.
Anywhere here are some of our favorite joke memes, please laugh off your depression: