The Republican presidential candidates arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday evening poised for debate. But their faces sometimes showed their true feelings on how they thought the night was going.
From hurried handshakes across podiums to Donald Trump’s range of expressions, the night was full of nonverbal signs.
Revisit the greatest reactions from Wednesday’s debate, in GIFs.
Sen. Lindsey Graham winks at the camera in the “happy hour” debate after Gov. Bobby Jindal says “America is the most compassionate country in the entire world.”
Sen. Rand Paul’s reaction when Trump says he never insulted Paul’s looks and “believe me there’s plenty of subject matter.”
Trump’s reactions to Jeb Bush’s comment that you wouldn’t want “such a hothead with the nuclear codes.”
Carly Fiorina listens as Trump clarifies his previous statement about her appearance by saying, “She’s got a beautiful face, and I think she’s a beautiful woman.”
Trump offers a handshake to Ben Carson after Carson says he advised President George W. Bush not to go to war in Iraq.
Trump and Bush get into it while arguing about Trump allegedly wanting casino gambling in Florida while Bush was governor there.
Later, Trump and Bush enjoy an interaction after Bush quipped his Secret Service code name would be “Eveready,” because it’s very “high energy,” a response to Trump’s previous remarks that he’s a “low-energy guy.”