Before the debate even began, reporter Kimberly Halkett from Al Jazeera English made her own headlines when, after getting pushed by another reporter, she turned around and said, "Thanks a lot, bitch."
Apparently, Halkett was trying to get an interview with Mark Cuban, and the anger she expressed for being held back became the perfect appetizer for the blood bath everyone was anticipating for Monday night's debate.
Watching one esteemed woman level another one is kind of jarring.
Jesus I wasn't ready for that "thanks a lot bitch" 😂😂😂😂— Cool Breeze (@Maine_Char) September 27, 2016
But also, it was just a fascinating moment caught on camera, and served as a microcosm of modern cinema.