Presidential debates have always been very serious and delicate venues for discussion. It’s an opportunity for hopefuls to voice their opinions, state their intent and convince the country that they are the best candidate for the highest seat in the house.
However, politicians often take the opportunity to make unexpected comments that either spark fierce controversy, or, make the viewers laugh – whether intentional or because they slipped up. These remarks are so off-putting or surprising, that they tend to stick with the viewers for years to come.
Here, are 20 of the most controversial remarks in the history of presidential debates.