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The Great Puppet Debate: Trump, Clinton Fight Over Who Pulls Their Strings (Video)

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.”

And now we’re talking about puppets. #Debate pic.twitter.com/PRkh8dxM7h

— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) October 20, 2016

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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.

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Check out some of the reaction:

Guys they are both puppets pic.twitter.com/UtIe36glm8

— Kenneth Cohen (@kennethacohen) October 20, 2016

This debate is offensive to puppets, but that’s none of my business… #debatenight pic.twitter.com/poASmHt20F

— 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

All puppets right now#debate pic.twitter.com/kAynBCkw6N

— ???? Jessica Merizan (@JessicaMarzipan) October 20, 2016

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