On Monday night, millions of Americans will tune in for a high-stakes, drama-filled television spectacle that may or may not devolve into physical violence. And also there will be a Monday Night Football game.
Tonight is the first of three presidential debates between horrible stand-up comedian Hillary Clinton and Twitter loudmouth Donald Trump. You can watch them yell at each other while Lester Holt tries to maintain order, or you can watch the Saints and Falcons on ESPN.
It’s a tough choice. Take the quiz below if you’re undecided.
Trump tried to turn the scheduling conflict into a political controversy, claiming his opponents were conspiring against him by having two of the three debates go up against primetime NFL games.
As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
“I’ll tell you what I don’t like,” Trump said, “It’s against two NFL games. I got a letter from the NFL saying, ‘this is ridiculous.’”
The NFL did not send a letter.