'BORING!': How the Trump team reacted to the Democratic debate

President Trump, who earlier Wednesday said he wouldn’t watch the first round of the first Democratic presidential debate, because he was “off to save the free world,” initially tweeted just one word about the event in Miami: “BORING!”

Trump tweeted from Air Force One, which had stopped off Anchorage, Alaska, en route to Japan, where the president will be attending the G-20 Summit. He tweeted again to deride the network broadcasting the debate when a hot mic issue forced NBC’s moderators to take a commercial break at the start of the second round.

“@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate,” he tweeted. “Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!”

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MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Chuck Todd on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Hallie Jackson, NBC News Correspondent, Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, moderator Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and Katy Tur, NBC News Foreign Correspondent, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday March 27, 2016. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) enters the White House press briefing room to update the press on Hurricane Sandy in Washington, October 29, 2012. Standing center is NBC's correspondent Chuck Todd and CBS's Bill Plante (R). Obama suspended campaign stops on Monday and returned to Washington to monitor the impact of Hurricane Sandy, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney dropped some events as well to show respect to the storm's potential victims. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER MEDIA)
Chuck Todd of MSNBC (L) and Kristian Todd (R) arrive for a State Dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House in Washington October 18, 2016. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan
Chuck Todd, political director of NBC News, takes part in the NBC News Decision '08 panel at the NBC Universal summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) ? Moderator Chuck Todd appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) ? Moderator Chuck Todd and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) appear in a pre taped interview in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing room on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS - SPECIALS -- 'NBC News 2018 State of the Union Coverage' -- Pictured: Chuck Todd -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Chuck Todd and Kellyanne Conway toast NBC News? ?Meet the Press,? the longest-running show in television history, with 70 years and counting at the Newseum the night of Nov. 9, 2017. -- (Photo by: Rob Kim/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Moderator Chuck Todd, appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Moderator Chuck Todd appear at the Meet the Press Film Festival in Washington, D.C., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Meet the Press, the longest-running show in television history, marks its 70th anniversary with the first-ever Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration with the American Film Institute (AFI), held at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema in Washington, D.C. -- (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Director Joe Wright, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), actor Gary Oldman, 'Meet the Press' Moderator Chuck Todd, and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) attend a DC special screening of 'Darkest Hour' with Gary Oldman and Director Joe Wright at the U.S. Navy Memorial on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Focus Features and Comcast/NBC Universal)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Moderator Chuck Todd appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) ? United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and moderator Chuck Todd appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Moderator Chuck Todd appears on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 351 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meet the Press moderator, Chuck Todd, during an interview with host Seth Meyers on April 4, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Presidential Candidate, Former Sec. Hillary Clinton, left, and moderator Chuck Todd, right, appear in a pre-taped interview on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Saturday May 21, 2016. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director, left, and Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor & Managing Editor of PBS Newshour, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Jan. 05, 2014. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Chuck Todd appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 29: (AFP OUT) Chuck Todd, Political Director of NBC News, speaks during a live taping of Meet the Press July 29, 2007 in Washington, DC. Dan Balz, Chief Political Reporter for the Washington Post, Ron Brownstein, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, John Harwood, the Wall Street Journal's Chief Washington Correspondent, Andrea Mitchell, of NBC News, Eugene Robinson, a columnist for the Washington Post and Todd appeared on the program to speak about the 2008 U.S. presidential election and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) ? Kathleen Parker, Columnist, Washington Post, left, and Chuck Todd, Political Director, NBC News, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (Photo by: William Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: Joe Scarborough, Host, MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' left, Chuck Todd, Political Director, NBC News, left rear, moderator David Gregory, center, Mike Murphy, Republican strategist, right rear, and Katty Kay, Washington Correspondent and Anchor, BBC World News America, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (Photo by William B. Plowman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), left, and guest moderator Chuck Todd, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 13, 2011. (Photo by William B. Plowman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC PRESS TOUR JULY 2008 -- 'All Star Party' -- Pictured: (l-r) David Gregory, Betsy Fischer, Joe Scarborough, Chuck Todd during the 2008 NBC Press Tour 'All Star Party' held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Tuesday, July 20, 2007 -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank
Participating in the NBC News Decision '08 panel are (L-R) Joe Scarborough, Chris Matthews, Steve Capus, Chuck Todd, Keith Olbermann and David Gregory at the NBC Universal Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) left, and Chuck Todd, NBC News, right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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The president was mentioned by name only a handful of times during the first round of the debate, most prominently when candidates were asked about recent tensions with Iran, immigration and the economy. The “Trump Team,” the official account for the Trump 2020 campaign, posted throughout the debate, and re-tweeted pro-Trump comments on the current U.S. economygovernment health insurance, and immigration, as well as the organizations’ professional staff.

The president’s son Donald Trump Jr. also mocked the network’s technical mishap when switching moderators between debate rounds.

“Watching the bewilderment and fear in the Dem candidates faces with some minor technical difficulties shows you all you need to know about how they would likely handle real issues would face as leader of the free world,” tweeted Trump Jr. “Imagine them in the situation room? Scary!!!”

“I have a feeling that any world leader watching these people speaking right now is praying for a Democrat win in 2020,” Trump Jr. later tweeted. “They know they would walk all over these clowns and therefore America.”

The president's son also tweeted a game for debate watchers, saying: “Have fun. We are burning through this one fast. Democrat debate night BINGO!!! Thank me later.”

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