Donald Trump Live-Tweeted VP Debate: "Mike Pence Won Big"
The billionaire businessman was already not pleased with coverage before the event started.
Donald Trump was not a part of Tuesday's nationally televised vice-presidential debate, but that didn't stop him from chiming in on the event.
The GOP presidential nominee said numerous times during the day that he planned to live-tweet the debate between his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.
Before the debate even started, Trump was casting aspersions over unfair media coverage.
The debate took place at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. with CBS News' Elaine Quijano moderating.
For the most part in the beginning, Trump re-tweeted followers — including one who said Kaine looked like a "crook" in a Batman film — but didn't share an original tweet until he said Pence was clearly winning.
.@mike_pence is doing a great job - so far, no contest!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2016
Trump also backed Pence on some of his statements.
Trump also agreed with a supporter who said Pence was being cut off by the moderator more than Kaine.
The evening got off to a rough start for the GOP as the party's website accidentally posted a story declaring Pence easily won the debate. The piece was quickly taken down, but not before screenshots were made and ridicule posted on social media.
At the end of the debate, Trump said Pence won.
Mike Pence won big. We should all be proud of Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2016