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Here's How Amy Schumer and Boyfriend Ben Hanisch Survived Last Night's Debate (Tip: Keep the Booze Flowing)

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When it comes to watching the presidential debates, Amy Schumer says there’s one thing viewers should never forget: alcohol!

The comedian posted a funny photo on Instagram Thursday before the third debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, showing her and boyfriend Ben Hanisch sipping a glass of wine. “The only way to watch a debate,” she quipped in the caption.

Schumer has previously expressed her strong support for Clinton during her live shows, and during a gig in Florida this past weekend, she dubbed Trump “an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”

 

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The comments prompted a slew of walkouts from audience members. At a subsequent show in New York City’s Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, Schumer delivered an open letter to Tampa, saying: “After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it!”

“After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy,” Schumer joked. “Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it!”

The 35-year-old comedian told PEOPLE in a statement on Monday that she loved performing in Florida and thanked the audience that stayed after the debacle was over.

“I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night! I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time!” the statement read. “We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”