Donald Trump agrees: Hillary Clinton is “a fighter”

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Hillary Clinton has some great fodder for her next ad campaign—Trump’s praise.

The night of the second presidential debate began with stoic greetings sans handshakes, and there was much mudslinging regarding Bill Clinton’s past scandals—exactly as expected. However, Trump’s sharp U-turn from doubting Hillary Clinton’s stamina in the first debate to calling her a fighter, was one of the first times he appeared to take the high road in the entire campaign:

I will say this about Hillary. She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases. But she does fight hard, and she doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I consider that to be a very good trait.

When asked to name something admirable about his opponent, Donald Trump interestingly drew a word from her own campaign to describe her.

The twitterverse, too, was baffled by his answer. Some applauded his effort, while others remained skeptical.

Senator Elizabeth Warren also chimed in.

In her own response to the debate question, Clinton remained largely unforgiving of Trump, diverting accolades to his children for being “incredibly able and devoted,” and emphasizing that “I don’t agree with nearly anything else he says or does.”