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The First Presidential Debate, in Sum: “Woo, OK”

The first presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle was extremely loud and incredibly unmoderated, but there was one moment Monday that will absolutely go down in the history books (or at least in Know Your Meme) as the summa of the night’s proceedings, if not of the whole election. After concluding a long-winded rant about flip-flopping on the Iraq war and the nonsense of the mainstream media, Donald Trump declared that his temperament was his “strongest asset, maybe by far.”

Hillary’s response? “Woo, OK,” followed by a shimmy that will live on well past any of the mess that has been the 2016 election.

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