Insults fly during GOP debate despite pledges


Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who’s launched some of the most scathing attacks on the billionaire businessman, said: “I’ll support the Republican nominee”, referencing the importance of keeping Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders away from the White House.

Whether Trump’s GOP opponents keep to their pledge remains to be seen – the term “flexible” got bandied about quite frequently during Thursday night’s Fox News debate – but one thing is clear: Trump might not need to build any more reinforcements to his political wall if his Republican opposition can’t get off the fence.
Rubio replied: “Donald has mocked everyone and has done so to people on this stage”.
The shape and size of the hands of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, has become an election issue in the United States, which at times comes as an embarrassment to many and joke to others.
Trump then noted that Rubio had mocked his hands as small, widely viewed as an insult about Trump’s sexual prowess, and, holding his hands up to the audience, he declared, “I guarantee you, there’s no problem” in that area. ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem.
“I’ve wanted to be involved in the campaign, if you will, as a bit of a referee”, Romney told Matt Lauer. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to not shout over each other. Mr. Romney all but explicitly called for a messy convention floor battle, the likes of which neither party has witnessed in decades.
Trump refused to release the tape but said he would be flexible, for instance, on the height of the wall.
When pressed on what exactly his “excuses” for supporting Trump would be, Rubio responded, “He makes it hard to answer that question because of the way he behaves”.
“The end of the modern conservative movement”, said Rubio.
“[Rubio] referred to my hands”.
Follow Trump’s seven-state victory on Super Tuesday, Republicans are, it seems, growing increasingly anxious about the very real prospect of him becoming the presidential nominee. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, but over the course of the campaign. They also note this also isn’t uncommon for senators running for president.
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump participate in a debate sponsored by Fox News on March 3, 2016, in Detroit.
On policy, when moderator Megyn Kelly told Trump his shifts caused some people to question his core, Trump insisted: “I have a very strong core”.
It was one of the lighter moments in a contentious debate, and on Friday, Cruz’s campaign sought to capitalize – and troll Trump a bit – by offering a yoga mat in its web store.