The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got heated when a conversation about Trump’s ties to Russia resulted in the candidates calling each other puppets.
Clinton said that Russian President Vladimir Putin supports Trump because, ”He’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”
Trump shot back, “No puppet, no puppet. You’re the puppet.”
— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) October 20, 2016
The Clinton campaign has tied recent WikiLeaks to Russia.
“You are clearly quoting from Wikileaks and what is important is the Russian government has engaged in espionage against America,” Clinton said to moderator Chris Wallace, when he cited one leaked document.
Democrats say that Putin wants Trump to win the election because it would give Russia an upper hand.
“I don’t know Putin. He has said nice things about me,” Trump said. “He has no respect for her, no respect for our president and we are in serious trouble.”
That’s when the “puppet” accusations began. It’s 2016, so Twitter went crazy, of course.
Check out some of the reaction:
Guys they are both puppets pic.twitter.com/UtIe36glm8
— Kenneth Cohen (@kennethacohen) October 20, 2016
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 20, 2016
YOU'RE THE PUPPET! pic.twitter.com/ey1xej947R
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) October 20, 2016
What's wrong with puppets? #debate
— Potter Puppet Pals (@PotterPuppets) October 20, 2016
Let's not kid ourselves.
You are all my puppets. #debatenight
— Francis J. Underwood (@RepUnderwoodSC) October 20, 2016
We just threw away all of our feelings puppets. #debatenight
— Los Feliz Daycare (@LosFelizDaycare) October 20, 2016
Trump puppets. Coming to a store near you. #DebateNight
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 20, 2016
Donald Trump puppets are going to sell like hot cakes after tonight #debatenight
— Brandon Calvillo (@BJCalvillo) October 20, 2016
— ???? Jessica Merizan (@JessicaMarzipan) October 20, 2016