If you heard what sounded like a massive stadium erupting in jubilee at around 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, you can safely assume that was the sound of America (the world?) blacking out with joy as the final debate of the 2016 presidential election season came to a close. Think of it like when you get off work on a normal day, but this time it's Friday and you're on vacation for the next couple decades. SEE ALSO: Trump called Clinton a'nasty woman' in the debate's closing minutes And, since you were in Las Vegas for the debate, you celebrated by playing one round on the slots and won, let's say, 10 million. When you wake up and realize there won't be another presidential debate for 3 years pic.twitter.com/3lLbQnbVud Feeling joyful that we don't have to endure more Trump debate performances.
The five Democratic candidates on Tuesday held their final debate before the Aug. 28 primary. Many of the candidates not only criticized Trump but also GOP Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature. Besides Trump, the candidates debated guns, taxes and the state's recent toxic algal blooms.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. More than 63 million people tuned in to watch the second and final presidential debate Thursday, a significant drop from the over 73 million who tuned in for the first debate, according to Nielsen Media Research. The decline in viewership could be due to the fact that many Americans have already made up their minds on their candidate of choice as more than 52.7 million people have already cast their votes, according to the U.S. Election Project. The U.S. has already recorded over 38 percent of the total ballots returned during the 2016 race, with the election still 11 days out.
The border debate has also proven to be a drag on the president's support among Republican lawmakers, many of whom don't share the president's zeal for the wall. Last month Trump was forced to surrender the shutdown fight after senators in his party broke ranks amid the increasingly painful impacts of the stoppage. It coincided with mounting intraparty disagreements over the president's policies for Afghanistan and Syria that led to a striking rebuke of them earlier this month led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.