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The Presidential Debate Ended Just Like a Real Housewives Reunion

Andy Cohen even thinks co-moderator Anderson Cooper has what it takes to host a reunion.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Colin & Michael on the Debate

Sunday night's second presidential debate featured heated moments, insults hurled from one candidate to the other, and sorry-I'm-not-sorry apologies. Sound familiar? 

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If you thought watching presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go at it felt a little — or a lot — like watching a Real Housewives reunion, you're not alone. Many viewers expressed on Twitter Sunday night that the two felt eerily similar, especially when the final Town Hall question was asked: "Regardless of the current rhetoric, would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?"

It looks like this undecided voter took a page out of Andy Cohen's book since the host of every Real Housewives reunion often likes to end a season's sit-down, after all the dust has settled, with the ladies saying something nice about each of their castmates. Andy and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge were excited to see that his technique made it into the debate.


Andy later dished on the debate with Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost during Sunday night's Watch What Happens Live (clip above). "I want to say it was fun watching the debate with you, but I actually feel grosser than I did after, like, a day of shooting the Jersey Housewives reunion last week watching a 90-minute debate there," Andy said.

Colin agreed that there was something very Real Housewives-like about the debate. "It was a reunion show," he said on WWHL. "It's that showdown you want to see." 

Many other Bravolebs said on Twitter Sunday night that the debate gave them some strong Real Housewives reunion vibes, too.

And if this whole newscaster thing doesn't work out for the debate's co-moderator Anderson Cooper, Andy thinks he showed that he's now ready to step in to moderate a Real Housewives reunion if its usual emcee is ever unable to do so.


While we wait to see which presidential candidate comes out on top next month, watch some of your favorite Housewives vie for your vote in The Real Housewives Awards: Decision 2016, below.

#RHAwards: Real Housewives Campaign Parodies
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