Why is it a bad idea to mix jQuery and React?

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jQuery is a big an bloated library with nearly nothing in it which can't be solved with Vanilla JS. Especially when you are working with react, it just doesn't make sense to use jQuery too. You have all necessary event handlers within react. It must be a very specific usecase if i need jQuery for anything. And if thats the case, there sure is another library out there which can do that too, but is much smaller and without overhead. I did everything with jQuer some time ago, but currently we are forcing us to remove it as dependency and solve problems another way.

You should too. ;)