Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have outscored his fellow candidates in talk-time during Thursday night’s GOP primary debate, but Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz said he saw the “destruction of a candidacy”.
However, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, the first Indian-American to ever run for a US presidential elections, was the frontrunner in a separate daytime debate of the candidates who could not make it to the prime time debate of 10 candidates. “He’s already hedging his bets on the Clintons”.
Trump had to defend previous support for Democrats, abortion rights, and European style health care system.
“Trump is an egomaniacal thug and everyone who never watched “The Apprentice” now knows that, too”, an Iowa Republican told Politico. Is Ronald Reagan evolved on many issues. “I think she’s going to gain a lot more momentum going forward, for sure”, Psarianos said. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
Trump remained resolute on the need to secure the southern border.
“If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t even be talking about illegal immigration, Chris”. Kirsten Powers added, “If he can’t answer these kind of questions, he shouldn’t be running for president”. I have to tell you, this was an awesome debate performance. And he was at his least attractive in an exchange with Megyn Kelly, one of Fox News’ three moderators for the debate.
“Use the Fourth Amendment”.
CHRISTIE: What are you supposed to…
“The questions to me were far tougher, and that I supposedly – according to what everyone is telling me, and the call-ins and everything, I won”.
Trump held his own and really knew how to get the crowd against him and behind him, but some thought he came off as just “insensitive and mean”. To get them to do his bidding, he said. The sometimes combative nature of the debate made it hard for more measured candidates like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is No. 2 in the polls, to make an impact.
(BUSH) I’m gonna have to earn this.
Kelly, for her part, has not directly addressed the comments – either on Twitter or on her show – and appears to be looking to take the higher ground in the dispute. Now Republican voters are getting the picture: Trump might have no problem with helping Hillary Rodham Clinton by siphoning conservative votes away from the GOP in a three-way race.