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From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

During the first Democratic debate Tuesday night, several Republican candidates weighed in on Twitter with their criticisms of the other party’s contenders.

Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner and reality-TV personality, was actually live-tweeting the debate. And here is the truly Trumpiest tweet of the night:

But the lesser candidates had to get in their licks, too. Mike Huckabee got pretty close to Trump’s shock value, with a superfluous reference to the eating of dogs in an East Asian state, currently experiencing a food shortage:

And ever the skillful online troll, Huckabee followed it up with this, after a round of rather predictable online outrage:

And from Lindsey Graham, the War on Terror hawk:

Rand Paul was kind of boring, in even his best attempts to troll Hillary on the emails:

And for a sort-of fun one, Bobby Jindal went all Billy Madison on them:

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified the Adam Sandler comedy from which Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal lifted a YouTube clip for his trenchant, biting critique of the Democratic debate. It is Billy Madison, not Happy Gilmore. The Memo regrets this error.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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