SALT LAKE CITY — CNN hosted the second round of the Democratic primary debates on Tuesday night, and Twitter wasn't happy with the quick time limits.
Candidates were asked a question and given 60 seconds to respond, and rebuttals and responses were limited to 30 seconds.
The time limits created a round of rapid-fire question and answers. Twitter didn’t love the quick time limits. CNN anchor and debate moderator Jake Tapper was mentioned a few times by social media for speaking too much early on as well since he was keeping track of the time limits.
Here's how Twitter reacted.
These time limits are ridiculous. It's a debate. Let them debate.— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 31, 2019
You have 15 seconds to explain your health care plan — go!— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) July 31, 2019
This pace is way too fast for any useful debate.— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) July 31, 2019
I'm running for President on a plan to only raise Jake Tapper's taxes to pay for Medicare for All— a jerry for every day of jerry week (@pisspope) July 31, 2019
jake tapper with the unthinking, bad faith questions #DemDebate— aleksander chan (@aleksnotalex) July 31, 2019
“Jake, your question is a Republican talking point.” – @BernieSanders— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) July 31, 2019
it's....a little hard to follow when no one has time to finish their sentences— Jane C. Timm (@janestreet) July 31, 2019
These time limits.— David Catanese (@davecatanese) July 31, 2019
Are way too...
"Thank you David"
These 10-candidate, 30-second response debates are not productive #CNNDebate— Jonathan Yuan (@jyuanathan) July 31, 2019
Maybe instead of imposing insanely short time limits @CNN could let the candidates debate???— Shannon ♀️ (@TheStagmania) July 31, 2019
Jake: What time is it?— Will Wilkinson (@willwilkinson) July 31, 2019
Candidate: It's eight forty th...
Jake: I want to bring in Congressman Delaney
Jake Tapper: What would you do for the uninsured?— Mr. Media Training (@MrMediaTraining) July 31, 2019
Candidate: Jake, the first thing I would do, and this is incredibly important...
Tapper: Thank you.
Candidate: ...no, Jake, this is important. What I would do, on day one, is...
Tapper: I’d like to bring in Ms. Williamson.