Trump-Clinton debate: Arab tweeters react
Instead of sitting back and let the presidential candidates do all the talking, social media joined in the conversation - and the Arab twitterati was no exception.
The Arabic-language hashtag #Trump_and_Clinton_Debate gained traction on Twitter shortly after the debate began.
The possibility of female president standing at the helm of a global superpower was a one subject that gained particular attention from the Arab world.
[Translation: Imagine that the world's most powerful country, in all its political, economic and military might, is run by a woman!]
[While a woman in Saudi Arabia fights for her rights another in the US is waiting to become the president of her country.]
[Translation: I wish that Trump wins to avoid the embarrassment of Arab leaders being led by a woman.]
Hillary Clinton's own track-record in Middle Eastern affairs came under scrutiny as others pointed to her past as a reason for expressing a preference for Trump.
[Translation: An obvious enemy is better than one hiding behind a mask. I hope Trump wins the presidency.]
[Translation: They both have the same policies, but Trump is direct while Clinton is deceiving.]
Others expressed a resigned indifference - arguing that both candidates may inevitably be as worse than the other when it came to the Middle East.
[Translation: Clinton is a liar and Trump is a crook, and the Middle East is going to pay the price.]
[Translation: There is no difference between the two, may God spare us their evil!]
Meanwhile, one user appeared to be still concerned with the Brangelina break-up, voicing a preference.
[If Angelina Jolie runs for the presidency, everything will be a lot better.]
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