Clinton ends Dem debate with 'Star Wars' reference

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWATCH LIVE: Trump and Clinton face off in first debate Poll: Clinton, Trump in tight race nationally Clinton announces guests for first debate MORE may be more than a little excited to get off the debate stage and to a movie theater.
 
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Clinton got the last word in Saturday’s Democratic debate, using the end of her closing statement to reference “Star Wars” on the weekend the latest movie in the series hits theaters.
 
“Thank you, good night, and may the force be with you,” she said to applause.
 
The Twitter account @Yoda — which is not verified on Twitter and not affiliated with the film franchise — tweeted approvingly moments after the remarks.
 
 
J.J. Abrams, director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and his wife have given at least $1 million to Priorities USA Action, an outside group supporting Clinton for president.
 
Clinton’s comment was seemingly an echo of President Obama, who on Friday wrapped up an hour-long end-of-the-year press conference by saying, “OK, everybody, I got to get to 'Star Wars.’ ”
 
He was heading to a screening of the film being hosted by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaWeek ahead: Election hacks, Yahoo breach in the spotlight Trump: We are proud of African-American history museum George W. Bush and Michelle Obama share hug on stage MORE at the White House that afternoon for families of service members.
 
 - Updated at 11:03 P.M.