President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden squared off Thursday in the final presidential debate. The much-anticipated event was held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, with the highly contentious election just 12 days away and with over 35 million having already voted.

The debate's format included muted microphones, allowing Trump and Biden more uninterrupted time to answer questions than the raucous first debate that drew sharp condemnation from both sides of the aisle. 

The Commission on Presidential Debates decided a change was necessary after the chaotic first presidential debate. The first debate was riddled with interruptions from both party candidates however, Trump was often seen interrupting the vice president at a much higher rate.

This debate drew a different response from the first. Many viewers shared their thoughts about key moments.

Comedian and political pundit Bill Maher was quick to ease tensions with a quick joke about Trump. Maher in his tweet seemed to be referring to the commission on presidential debates changing the debate format and allowing candidates microphones to be muted after constant interruptions in the first debate. 

Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile kept the sports analogies going with a witty tweet on how the debate is being held even though millions of Americans have already voted. 

The Hill also pointed out that Trump, who recently contracted COVID-19, went on stage without a mask while his counterpart Biden walked out with one. Trump has long played down the importance of masks even though health professionals heavily advocate the use of them.

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel chimed in to proclaim her support for President Trump late into the debate.

Conservative analyst Bill Kristol argued that Biden won the debate. However, Kristol added that Biden didn't win by a "knockout" but was still the clear victor. 

The consensus opinion was that the debate was more civil than the first. Candidates could clearly voice their views without getting interrupted and tonight's debate provided voters insight into candidates' goals and aspirations. 

There were also comments about specific moments from the debate.