By Stephanie Petit
Updated October 05, 2016 12:46 AM
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Donald Trump may not be on the stage, but he’s staying in the spotlight.

The Republican candidate announced that he would be live-tweeting Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate between his running mate, Mike Pence, and Tim KaineHillary Clinton‘s pick for VP.

“I will be live-tweeting the V.P. Debate. Very exciting! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump, 70, tweeted soon before the start of the debate from Farmville, Virginia.

In a previous post he said he would be watching on Fox rather than CNN: “Mike will do great.”

He continued to support Pence and criticize Clinton and Kaine throughout the evening, at times with his own words and other times by retweeting others.

Clinton also fired shots, calling Trump out for spending more time attacking Rosie O’Donnell than backing his V.P. pick. She also disputed points made about Trump during the debate.

Trump came under fire for a series of tweets in the early morning hours of Friday regarding Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe contestant who the GOP nominee allegedly called “Miss Piggy,” “Miss Housekeeping” and an “Eating Machine” when she put on weight after winning the crown in 1996.

His Twitter storm also dragged in Clinton, accusing her of pushing Machado to become an American citizen so she could use her for political gain.

“Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?” he wrote.