Eight takeaways from Trump’s awful night

We know from past debates that the winner of the post-debate spin is as important as the winner of the actual debate. We know many people will not watch the entire debate, or any of it, so their opinions will be shaped to an outsize degree by the media reaction and “snap polling” afterward. In that sense, Hillary Clinton won twice — once in the debate and the other in the post-debate discussion. Here’s what we have learned:

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Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off in the first presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University in New York. Jobs, racial divisions and national security were among the main topics, with a number of personal jabs in each direction along the way. The debate, moderated by NBC News' Lester Holt, was the first in a series of three scheduled ahead of election day on Nov. 8.
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Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate 4:36

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

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Heritage president: 'Wouldn't be here today' if not for Arnold Palmer

When Arnold Palmer calls, you stand up 0:58

When Arnold Palmer calls, you stand up

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Evolution of a game: Arnold Palmer