The GOP debate has already generated quite a number of quotable moments all thanks to Donald Trump’s 2016 arguments. Not only did Trump make a joke which referred to Rosie O’Donnell as a “fat pig,” he also made the crowd gasp when he refused to rule out the possibility of running as a third party candidate in 2016 — a possibility which could doom any other GOP candidate.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Donald Trump says Bill Clinton encouraged him to run during the 2016 presidential elections. Bill Maher says Trump is a genius based upon the way he is riding the waves of controversy by refusing to back down on some of his statements.
And it became quite obvious Trump plans on making many, many more controversial statements based upon the GOP debate. Due to this history, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly tried challenging some of Trump’s statements from the past.
“You call women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” she said.
Trump quickly turned the assertion around — if only by making it worse.
“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump joked, according to WPBF.
Trump even chastised Americans for being too politically correct.
“I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness,” Trump quipped. “This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore.”
A short time later, Rosie O’Donnell apparently responded on Twitter to the joke at her expense.
try explaining that 2 ur kids
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 7, 2015
During the GOP debate, Donald Trump also sparred with others in the GOP debate over how to handle illegal immigrants.
“If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t be even talking about illegal immigration, Chris,” Trump said to Fox News host Chris Wallace. “This was not a subject that was on anyone’s mind until I brought it up at my announcement.”
Jeb Bush responded to the issue of illegal immigrants by claiming he did not support amnesty. Instead, Bush claims he wants a middle ground.
“We need to be much more strategic on how we deal with border enforcement, border security,” Bush said. “We need to eliminate the sanctuary cities in this country. It is ridiculous and tragic that people are dying because of the fact that local governments are not following the law.”
Texas’ Rick Perry also attacked Donald Trump during the GOP debate, questioning whether Trump’s positions matched the Republican party.
“I talked about Donald Trump from the standpoint of being an individual who is using his celebrity rather than his conservatism,” said Perry. “How can you run for the Republican nomination and be for single-payer health care?”
Carly Fiorina also took that tact during the GOP debate, pointing to Trump’s past support for universal health care and abortion.
“He is the party’s frontrunner right now, and good for him,” Fiorina said, according to SFGate. “Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, on health care and on abortion, I would just ask, what are the principles by which he will govern?”
What do you think about Donald Trump after this GOP debate? Do you think he is a good candidate to represent the Republican party during the 2016 presidential elections?
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