'I wrote the damn bill': Bernie Sanders dunks on Tim Ryan, CNN during second Democratic debates

Check out the gallery above to see how people reacted to Bernie Sanders' performance during night one of the second Democratic debate hosted by CNN.

Many people watching night one of the second round of Democratic debates were feeling the Bern. That is, they were impressed by the performance of the Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw several highlights throughout the night.

He was compared to the Incredible Hulk, professional wrestlers and Godzilla, and called "straight gangsta" by people watching his debate performance.

One of Sanders' biggest highlights came after Jake Tapper of CNN, one of the hosts of the debate, asked the senator about his Medicare for All plan. Sanders' healthcare plan will "finally include dental care, hearing aids and eyeglasses," he said.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan replied, "You don't know that. You don't know that."

That's when Sanders paused in his response to rebut Ryan's response. "I do know. I wrote the damn bill," Sanders said emphatically before continuing his answer.

Ryan wore a blank stare on his face as the crowd erupted in a cheer that is usually heard when someone gets dunked on during a basketball game.

"Bernie is straight CLONKING these fools," wrote YouTuber Kyle Kulinski on Twitter.

Tapper and CNN were not immune to Sanders' wrath on Tuesday night. Early in the debate, Sanders critiqued a question that Tapper asked about his healthcare plan and criticized CNN for running ads for large pharmaceutical companies during the debate.

"Your question is a Republican talking point," Sanders said to Tapper before correctly predicting that CNN would be running ads for pharmaceutical companies during commercial breaks for the event.

"Bernie Sanders calling out health care ads that will run on CNN. Woof. #DemDebate," wrote journalist Herb Scribner.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: drew.costley@sfgate.com | Twitter: @drewcostley