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Jewish Neocons Tweet Shade, Schadenfreude at Trump’s Debate Performance

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It was a night of huffing and puffing, snorting and smarting, hectoring and interrupting for Donald Trump at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University. The media consensus — even the right-leaning Fox News — held that Hillary Clinton won. Jewish conservatives, many of them Never-Trumpers, signaled their agreement in a series of derisive tweets. Here’s a selection of them.

Ben Shapiro, the editor of The Daily Wire and no fan of Trump, was surprised to see the candidate’s relatively strong performance at the starting bell:

Then he chronicled Trump’s deterioration:

A few couldn’t hide their disgust.

John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary Magazine, brought the snark, mocking Trump’s statements on the Islamic state, health accusations, and persistent sniffles.

Bill Kristol, head of The Weekly Standard and no fan of Hillary Clinton either, rose above his dislike to call it like he saw it.

And where does that leave us?

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

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