Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday in Hempstead, N.Y. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

The consensus in the media is that Hillary Clinton got the better of the first presidential debate, and much of the attention will undoubtedly focus on Donald Trump’s characteristic post-debate antics, including his repeated justifications for calling a former beauty queen “Miss Piggy” years ago and blaming a “defective” microphone for SniffleGate 2016.

What will likely be overlooked is the discussion of over social safety net issues, including a claim by Trump that he largely agreed with his Democratic opponent on ways the government can provide economic security to working Americans.

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