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Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina blast President Obama's speech; some candidates steer clear

Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina were quick to blast President Barack Obama's Sunday night speech on combatting terrorism, while some Oval Office aspirants focused their attention elsewhere.

Trump tweeted several times in response:

Image: ABC.

Fiorina used the opportunity to criticize the president and detail what her response to terrorism would be:

Democrat candidates stuck with Hanukkah well wishes in the moments immediately following the presidential address:

Sanders did add this later:

Meanwhile from Martin O'Malley:

GOP hopeful Ben Carson also stuck with Happy Hanukkah wishes:


As did Lindsey Graham:

Ted Cruz had a pre-speech reaction (proaction?) at the ready

If you want to see Marco Rubio's take, tune in..

George Pataki wasn't impressed:


And here was Jeb Bush's take:

Channel 2/WSB-TV, an ABC affiliate station, aired the speech live; tune into Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. for more on the speech as well as local news and weather.

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