Ken Jennings started his reign as “Jeopardy! The Great of All Time” champion by roasting 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

What happened: Bloomberg, who is running amid a busy field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, didn’t make Tuesday night’s debate, HuffPost reports.

  • Jennings responded: “Remember, defending champion Ken Jennings wants you to vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.”

The rest of the night: Bloomberg’s campaign sent out a number of tweets during the debate night, looking to gain social media support even though he wasn’t in the debate, according to HuffPost.

Bigger picture: Bloomberg told CBS News these debates don’t really matter. The public doesn’t care too much about them overall and you can still make an impact in an election otherwise.