Republican presidential candidates met in Houston last night during a fiery debate hosted by CNN/Telemundo that resembled a Jerry Springer show at times with the presidential candidates arguing with one another, name calling, and telling each other to be quiet.
In the final major debate before a wave of primaries occur in early March, the smaller Republican field went on the offensive against Republican billionaire and front-runner Donald Trump who resorted to name calling and referred to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as “liars.”
Trump called Florida Senator Marco Rubio a “choke artist” and said that he saw him have a “meltdown” on stage during a recent debate.
Rubio had a strong debate performance overall and put Donald Trump on the defensive on different occasions, struggling for answers.
Rubio correctly pointed out that Trump hired workers from Poland instead of hiring Americans.
Trump replied, “That’s wrong. That’s wrong. Totally wrong.”
Rubio responded, “That’s a fact. People can look it up. I’m sure people are Googling it right now. Look it up. ‘Trump Polish workers,’ you’ll see a million dollars for hiring illegal workers on one of his projects. He did it.”
When Rubio pointed out that Trump hired many other immigrants besides Americans, Trump appeared speechless.
“Be quiet. Just be quiet” Trump said.
Trump boasted about his business experience and emphasized that the other candidates didn’t have any.
Rubio fired back that Trump had four bankruptcies and Ted Cruz explained that in 2013 when he was fighting against the “gang of eight” amnesty bill Donald Trump was firing Dennis Rodman on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Rubio explained that if Trump builds the border wall the same way he built Trump Towers, he’ll be using illegal immigrant labor to do it and then encouraged the audience to go online and Google Donald Trump and Polish workers.
Trump replied, “Such as cute sound bite.”
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson whose delegate count and opinion rating have been sinking in recent weeks, appeared lonely on stage and even asked to be attacked by the other candidates.
Carson said when considering Supreme Court nominees, he would look at their “fruit salad of their lives.”