While it is important what the candidates said in Monday's first general election presidential debate, it also was important how they reacted while their opponent was speaking, Fox News Channel's Brit Hume said.
"For most of the debate what the audience saw were the faces of the two candidates," Hume said in Fox post-debate coverage. "The question for the people are what did they think of the two faces that they saw when the candidates were not talking."
Donald Trump, he said, looked "annoyed, put out, uncomfortable" while Hillary Clinton "composed, smug sometimes, not necessarily attractive."
Many of the channel's covering the debate put shots of the two side-by-side for much of the event.
"I think a lot will turn on to the faces they saw on the screen side-by-side tonight," Hume said. "We'll have to wait to see how that turns out."
Marc Thiessen, a former speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, told Fox News' Megyn Kelly Trump made a "big mistake" in interrupting Clinton.
Thiessen compared Trump to then Vice President Al Gore in the first 2000 debate in which he continually sighed and rolled his eyes when Bush was speaking.
Gore won the debate on points, but looked like a jerk, Theissen said.
"I think Trump's interrupting, had a few sighs when she was speaking, that that will be the sigh and eye roll of the 2016 debate," he said. "So I think she came out ahead in this debate."
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway disagreed, telling Kelly it was Clinton who was rolling her eyes and had a smirk on her face.
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