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While the banter between candidates is undeniably hilarious, the commentary on Twitter that accompanies the debates is also comedic gold — especially the GIFs. Between witty fact checks and giggle-worthy quips, here are some of the greatest Twitter moments from the GOP debate:
People wondered why Trump thought walls around geographic locations worked:
Trump: Walls work! Just ask the people of Berlin.— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) November 11, 2015
There were jokes at Jeb Bush's low polling numbers:
"Let Jeb speak" - everyone except Jeb's advisers
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 11, 2015
People questioned how well the target audience knew how to use Facebook:
We go back to Facebook now, our next question is, "How do I change my banner? Not my avatar, the thing at the top, I want it to be a flag."
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) November 11, 2015
And they reminded Carly Fiorina that she once ran Hewlett Packard, a printer company:
As former CEO of HP youd think Carly Fiorina would know millons of ppl printing out 10,000 page obamacare document would be huge stock boost
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) November 11, 2015
. . . and that Ted Cruz is married to a managing director at Goldman Sachs:
CRUZ: "Let big banks fail"
ASIDE, TO WIFE: ["Not Goldman, honey, don't worry"]
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) November 11, 2015
People remembered Rick Perry's infamous call to cut the same programs as Ted Cruz:
. . . and that Cruz couldn't figure out the fifth department:
As always, there were Donald Trump jokes:
Trump: We should protect Ukraine. Some of my best wives came from Ukraine.
— Mark Dow (@mark_dow) November 11, 2015
. . . and at his commitment to not raising wages or giving tax breaks:
My tax plan would completely destroy the middle class, while also causing poor people to die in Dickensian ways.
— Robert Yasumura (@teamyasumura) November 11, 2015
The photoshop jobs were on point:
The candidates made some strange comparisons (philosophers, special sauce, and welders?), people responded:
Ben Carson's closing remarks were slightly depressing:
I listened to Ben Carson for more than ten seconds so now I can't operate heavy machinery.
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) November 11, 2015