Chaos is still one of the main themes of tonight’s Democratic debate, although the bickering has died down slightly since it first erupted earlier tonight.
But candidates are still going over time on their answers, being abruptly cut off, and speaking over one another.
Moderators ask first question about coronvirus
The debate so far
While the last debate was defined by the heavy blows the candidates were landing on each other, this one has so far been defined by its disorderly chaos.
Ironically, it’s also the first debate to be sponsored by Twitter which, as some have noted, it is increasingly starting to resemble.
Questions are being asked about how tickets were made available for tonight’s debate. Some reports suggest that certain tickets were priced between $1,750 – $3,200.
Some are saying that might account for the unexpected enthusiasm being shown for billionaire candidate Bloomberg …
Did Mike Bloomberg fall prey to an unfortunate Freudian slip earlier, and say he bought 21 Democratic seats in 2018?
Donald Trump Jr has already jumped on the moment, but watch the clip and decide for yourself (it happens just towards the end):
Here’s how much each candidate has spoken tonight, via the New York Times’ live tracker:
The debate moderators are coming in for a lot of heat tonight. Viewers’ criticisms have included the lack of control over the bickering candidates, and the fact no-one has yet been asked about the global panic over coronavirus.