Last night was the debate of the 17 Republican candidates, the real winners were the FOX’s news moderators to dictate the tone and the themes of the debate.
Brett Baier, FOX news moderator, opened the debate by asking whether any of the candidates on the stage would not pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee or rule out a third-party run. It was formally directed to the entire Republican field, but it was clearly aimed at Trump, (Clever reporting) who has a history of supporting Democratic candidates and has warned that he may run as an independent. And Trump obliged, refusing to commit to supporting the Republican nominee, a response that elicited boos from the audience. In other words, it was like being called out if someone was in trouble and the republicans eyes were staring at him, telling him to shut- up, and don’t mess up. But he spoke his mind, like no other candidates would do.
Here are some other highlights in the evening.
“One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Megyn Kelly said
“Only Rosie O’Donnell.” Donald said. He got a huge applause and laughter. This was more like an attack question from the journalism trying to find a weak spot in Donald Trump. They were trying to Trump the Trump. Moreover, people are going wild on twitter last night. Claiming that Megyn Kelly should not ask that question. But deal with the real topics. Everyone knows that Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnel don’t get along. Why bring it up?
“Try explaining that 2 ur kids” Rosie Tweeted on her Twitter account. If you are going to tweet out a response, use correct spelling.
Donald Trump children are high successfully in the Trump Organization, leave his children alone. If they don’t bother you, you don’t bother them. Move forward!
Wallace asked Trump in Thursday’s GOP debate why the nation should trust him to run the country’s business when Trump Corp.’s casinos and hotels have declared bankruptcy four times over the last quarter-century.
In response, the real estate mogul argued he had used the country’s bankruptcy laws to help his businesses — and the people employed by them.
“Because I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, my employees, myself and my family,” Trump said. “I have never gone bankrupt.”
“That’s your line,” Wallace said. “But your companies have gone bankrupt.”
“What am I saying?” Trump said heatedly.
Wallace responded by bringing up a specific property in Atlantic City that went bankrupt.
“Well sir, let’s just talk about the latest example, which is Trump Entertainment Resorts, which went bankrupt in 2009,” Wallace said. “In that case alone lenders to your company lost over $1 billion and more than 1,100 people were laid off.”
Trump responded by criticizing the banks he was in business with, and by suggesting the question was naive.
“First of all these lenders are not babies,” Trump responded. “They are killers. These are not the nice sweet little people you think. You are living in the world of make-believe, Chris, if you want to know the truth.”
Trump took a shot at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has been publicly criticized for the number of casinos that have failed on the famous boardwalk.
“I had the good sense to leave Atlantic City, by the way,” Trump said. “Caesars just went bankrupt. Every company, Chris can tell you, every company virtually in Atlantic City has gone bankrupt.”
It looked like Donald Trump fix the problem other people would not let it go. If he fix the problem why would the reporter ask the question if the problem was fixed. Did they get the memo?
One of the biggest pillars of Donald Trump‘s campaign has been the claim the Mexican government is deliberately sending criminals across the border. Chris Wallace confronted him on exactly what evidence he has.
Trump said that he’s made illegal immigration a huge topic of discussion, railed against the “dishonest” media, and insisted that the U.S. needs to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out.
After Trump’s time was up, Wallace gave Trump an additional 30 seconds so he could specifically give the actual evidence he has that Mexico’s deliberately sending criminals across the border.
Trump said he heard it from border patrol agents, but didn’t provide anything other than that except to rip our “stupid leaders” and say “that’s what’s happening, whether you like it or not.”
In other words, legally immigrants are still coming in as the candidates were speaking at the debate.
National security was the spark that ignited a heated exchange between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul During Thursday night debate.
Rand Paul wanted to collect more records from terrorist but less from innocent of Americans and the Fourth Amendment was fought in the Revolution war and he quoted from John Adams by saying “the spark that led to our independence” and support of the Bill of Rights.
“That’s a completely ridiculous answer,” Christie interrupted.
“‘I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from other people. How are you supposed to know, Megyn?”
“Use the Fourth Amendment. Get a warrant!” Paul yelled. “Get a judge to sign the warrant!”
Christie kept going.
“Listen Senator, you know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that. When you’re responsible for protecting the lives of the American people, then what you need to do is to make sure you use the system the way it’s supposed to work,” Christie said.
Paul shot back that Christie “fundamentally” doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights, and then moved to tie him to President Barack Obama, pointing to an infamous embrace he shared with the Democratic president after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. Christie was doing a good job for the morale of his people in New Jersey helping his people.
Tomi Lahren is an American television host and conservative political commentator on One America News Network (OAN). She is the host of On Point with Tomi Lahren, which started in August 2014. Here’s her YouTube link here
She said: “We all know Donald Trump. He tells it as it is. He’s not afraid of it. When I saw though is that Donald Trump is fearless. I did not see him back himself in the corner. I saw him challenging Megyn Kelly. I saw him challenging other republicans on the stage. And then, I saw Megyn Kelly challenging e right back. I like the conservation there.”
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