It all started when Clinton said that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted a puppet. Trump denied that he was the puppet and instead claimed it was her instead. That was all it took for America's puppet population to show up.
Some tweets criss-crossed the "puppet" mention with Trump's earlier remarks about "bad hombres."
A Twitter account going by the handle "TheTrumpPuppet" felt the debate references might just be personal.
And actress Melissa Joan Hart saw a missed opportunity.