Presidential Debate Best Coverage Award ... 'Thanks a Lot Bitch' Reporter

9/27/2016 8:41 AM PDT

Best Coverage Award During Presidential Debate Goes to 'Thanks a Lot, Bitch' Reporter

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's first presidential debate coverage was largely predictable and even boring -- but Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett rose above the fray to go viral with 4 simple words.

Check out the vid ... Halkett got caught in a sea of people pre-debate. During the pushing and shoving one woman bumped Halkett from behind. She was clearly pissed about missing out on something, quickly turned and said, "Thanks a lot, bitch!"

We tried to get Kimberly on the phone, but she's still on her grind ... doing live reports -- and didn't have time to chat. It's cool. Wouldn't want to push her.  

Respect the hustle.