Fox News will air what may be the most important Republican primary debate of the 2016 campaign on Thursday night. Trump is closer than ever to the nomination and the GOP is imploding. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio made a joke about the size of Trump’s dong. We probably won’t hear that joke again tonight. But we are going to hear many, many attacks on Donald Trump. He’ll be facing Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich, as well as his arch-nemesis Megyn Kelly, who is moderating.
This debate isn’t going to be very subtle. But it probably will be fun! So check out what Twitter’s smartest pundits and politicos are saying about it. Below are their live tweets, drawn from a list of top accounts curated by Slate. Those who lean left are on the left; those who lean right are on the right. Enjoy the instant spin.