By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
The GOP debate on Fox last night, which was the most watched in 2016 so far with 17 million viewers, did not fail to entertain. Fox took hard hits at Trump, the Republican front-runner who is challenging conventional wisdom with his campaign.
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump both began the debate by talking about their hope to discuss real policy. But not without getting a few digs in. Trump complained about Marco Rubio’s recent comments that Trump has small hands. “He referred to my hands… if they’re small something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem,” Trump said.
Good to see Megyn Kelly trying to fact-check and truth squad the candidates, rather than just let them huff and puff and lie.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 4, 2016
Throughout the debate, Trump was taking attacks from all sides.Megyn Kelly, who has a tumultuous history with Trump, hit the hardest. “Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is they believe you tell it like it is. Time and time again in this campaign, you’ve actually told the voters one thing only to reverse yourself within weeks or even sometimes days.” She said. The show then cut to a video clip showing him altering his stance on refugees and his claim that George W. Bush lied leading up to the 2003 Iraq War. “How is any of this telling it like it is?” Kelly asked, adding, “You change your tune on so many things, and that has some people saying, what is his core?”Trump agreed with Kelly saying, “you’re right,” and added that there is a need to be flexible on certain positions in order to get things done.
Rubio also took hard hits at Trump, citing his lack of conservatism. “Two-thirds of the people who cast a vote in a Republican primary or caucus have voted against you,” Rubio said to Trump. “The reason why is because we are not going to turn over the conservative movement or the party of Lincoln or Reagan, for example, to someone whose positions are not conservative.”
— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) March 4, 2016
Ted Cruz piggy-backed on Rubio’s anti-Trump sentiment. “For 40 years, Donald has been part of the corruption in Washington that you’re angry about,” Ted Cruz said. “And you’re not going to stop the corruption in Washington by supporting someone who has supported liberal Democrats for four decades, from Jimmy Carter to John Kerry to Hillary Clinton.”
Every time John Kasich got a word in, he referenced his extensive political record. He made multiple comments about knowing and working with Ronald Reagan.“I was there and I worked with him. I knew Ronald Reagan,” Kasich said. Although Kasich does have an impressive political record, he did not make much of a mark in last nights debate which. Apparently, being a GOP insider doesn’t carry much weight in this election cycle.
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