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In these polarized political times, it can sometimes feel as if Americans really cannot agree on anything.

But Tuesday’s highly anticipated presidential debate, the first between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee, managed to achieve rare bipartisan consensus: Just about everyone offering commentary online agreed that the debate was an unmitigated disaster.

The night’s 90-minute, commercial-free cross-talk extravaganza may not be something viewers will particularly want to review in detail upon waking up Wednesday morning. But as one political journalist suggested, Tuesday’s event very well might “go down as the worst debate of all time.”

So, for posterity, here is a look at a few of the ways the internet processed the yelling, the interrupting and the very occasional debating — all as it was simultaneously melting down.

During the first five minutes, the moderator, Chris Wallace, asked a question. Mr. Trump

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