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2020 Democratic Party Presidential Debates in Atlanta is the fifth debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and was held on November 20th, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios.
On November 14th, the 10 candidates who qualified for the fifth Democratic Party Presidential debates were announced. On November 20th, the candidates that participated were:
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
U.S. Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren
Former Vice President Joe Biden
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard
California Senator Kamala Harris
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
Billionaire Tom Steyer
Biden on Addressing Domestic Violence
On November 20th, 2019, Joe Biden discussed domestic violence during the debate. Twitter user @Breaking911 shared footage of the moment (shown below). The tweet gained over 3,600 likes and 1,500 retweets in a day. Biden said, "We have to keep punching at it, and punching at it and punching at it" when referencing combating domestic violence.
Twitter user @Priscilla_Alabi tweeted, "Bruh… VP Biden talking about ending violence against women… then says we have to involve the men and “have to keep punching at it”… ya gotta be careful w/those metaphors" (shown below, left). Twitter user @ditzkoff shared Kamala Harris' smug reaction to Biden's statement (shown below, right). The tweet accumulated over 400 likes in a day.
Cory Booker's "I Thought You Might've Been High"
On November 20th, 2019, Cory Booker addressed Joe Biden at the debate saying, "Cory Booker to Joe Biden: "This week I hear him literally say that I don’t think we should legalize marijuana. I thought you might have been high when you said it." The Washington Post shared the clip to Twitter and received over 3,800 likes and 1,200 retweets in a day (shown below).
Cory Booker to Joe Biden: "This week I hear him literally say that I don’t think we should legalize marijuana. I thought you might have been high when you said it." #demdebate https://t.co/u9aiISXBvU pic.twitter.com/RUZ26t50WD— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 21, 2019
Twitter user @iconkathiana reacted to the moment with a GIF which accumulated over 90 likes and 20 retweets in a day (shown below).
On November 20th, 2019, Kamala Harris broke out in laughter several times during the debate. The Daily Show shared a GIF of her laughing to Twitter with the caption "When it's 11pm but the debate ain't over" (shown below). The tweet gained over 1,800 likes and 180 retweets in a day.
When it's 11pm but the debate ain't over pic.twitter.com/miDSL3Lv7p— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 21, 2019
Twitter user @AnikaandAj, pointed out one significant moment in which Harris laughed by tweeting "Joe Biden: I come out of the black community, Cut to Cory Booker, eyes bugging out of his head. Cut to Kamala Harris, laughing her ass off. I'm deceased" (shown below).
Klobuchar's Shaking Hair
On November 20th, 2019, Twitter user @CalebJHull noticed that Amy Klobuchar's hair kept shaking and tweeted "We're 45 minutes into the debate and Klobuchar is still shaking. What is going on?" (shown below). The tweet gained over 140 likes and 30 retweets in a day.
We're 45 minutes into the debate and Klobuchar is still shaking. What is going on? https://t.co/Bbmk6uvOUU— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) November 21, 2019
Twitter user @BalzacBrad, commented on Klobuchar's hair saying, "Klobuchar is gonna come to the next debate with her hair like this" paired with a photo of a slicked back hairstyle (shown below).
Harris' "Donald Trump got Punked"
On November 20th, the Washinton Post tweeted a clip of Harris stating that "Donald Trump got punked" when referring to "policy toward North Korea (shown below). The tweet received over 300 likes in a day and the line became the subject of numerous tweets. The Daily Dot  outlined the many reactions to Harris' "punked" statement.
Gabbard vs. Harris
On November 20th, 2019, Many Twitter users commented on the growing tension between Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris. The Politico Twitter account shared a clip of Kamala Harris addressing Gabbard which accumulated over 1,800 likes and 400 retweets in a day (shown below).
Twitter user @MegSmith24 tweeted, "This Kamala vs Tulsi feud has been MONTHS in the making. We’ve been waiting…!!!" (shown below, left) while @JackeeHarry tweeted, "Kamala pulled up on Tulsi and said, 'We bout to throw dem bows, we bout to swang dem thangs!'" which received over 1,800 likes and 370 retweets in a day (shown below, right).
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