'Trump crushed', 'Trump is a child': Joe Rogan, Kerry Washington, James Woods among celebs reacting to US presidential debate

Celebrities are flooding social media with hot takes on the first presidential debate of 2020 between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. 

Things got heated between the Democratic and Republican candidates at the debate, hosted by Fox News star Chris Wallace and held in Cleveland, Ohio ahead of the November 3 election.

A lot of criticism is being levelled at former Celebrity Apprentice star Trump for not condemning white supremacy when asked and instead instructing a violent far-right group to "stand by"; but many celebs are expressing anger over Wallace's perceived inability to moderate the discussion.

Of course, some Trump supporting celebrities are also declaring the debate a victory for him.

"President Trump crushed his opponent Chris Wallace head to head in the debate. There was also another fellow wandering around muttering to himself," tweeted Videodrome star James Woods.

"Donald Trump is utterly disgusting and Chris Wallace is a wuss," tweeted 'From A Distance' singer Bette Midler.

"What is happening?! Is there an understudy who can step in and play the role of moderator?" asked Django Unchained star Kerry Washington.

Former Fear Factor host and podcast star Joe Rogan chimed in saying MMA referee John McCarthy should've been the moderator.

Among the celebrities applauding Biden's performance were Chance the Rapper, who praised his addresses direct to the camera, and Iron Man director Jon Favreau, who called the former vice president "smiling and confident".

Naturally, celebs who have been vocal critics of Trump's during his presidency shared various criticisms of him during the debate.

"We can't put ourselves through another four years of this walking dumpster fire," tweeted musician and EGOT winner John Legend.

Ratatouille star Patton Oswalt, Catfish host Kamie Crawford and musician Christina Perri are among the celebrities calling out Trump over his refusal to condemn white supremacist violence.