Twitter users complain about background at Democratic debate

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Some viewers of Thursday night’s Democratic debate took to social media to comment on the moving background behind the seven presidential candidates who faced off in Los Angeles, calling it “distracting.”

{mosads}The seven candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D); Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer — debated issues ranging from President Trump’s impeachment this week to climate change and trade. As they talked, the names and logos of debate’s hosts PBS NewsHour and Politico streamed behind the candidates.

Some were quick to complain about the moving text. Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted: “I don’t know who came up with the idea to have a moving background behind the candidates tonight, but it’s terrible.” 

Washington Post writer Neil Greenberg tweeted: “How distracting is the background during these debates? Very. Extremely. I can’t talk I have vertigo.”


Amanda Terkel, HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief, tweeted: “I’m a no on this moving debate backdrop.”

Others chimed in with their thoughts on the now-viral background behind the candidates. 

Tags 2020 Democratic debates 2020 election Amy Klobuchar Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden PBS NewsHour Pete Buttigieg Politico Tom Steyer Twitter

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