Who won Republican 2016 debate last night? Latest update
Everyone seems to be asking one question right now, who won the Republican debate last night. This was the first Republican presidential primary debate in the year 2016 and with it seven debates have already been held. Five more debates will be held in the next two months.
Though people were claiming that like all the previous debates, Donald Trump will prevail once again and beat others without much of an effort, but all these assertions were proved wrong and a very aggressive Sen. Ted Cruz prevailed over him and showed him his place.
There is no denying the fact that Ted Cruz was well prepared to not just respond to everything that Donald Trump had in his ammunition but fire his own missiles to subdue him. And he did precisely the same thing during the discussion when Donald Trump raked up the question of his eligibility for President.
Donald Trump has been trying to question his eligibility to run for White House. Real estate baron has been trying to question his nationality making it look like Se. Cruz was an illegal immigrant who somehow or the other was able to sneak into the debate without any invitation. Cruz said if he was not eligible to stand for President, so was Trump whose mother was born in Scotland. While talking during the fiery debate, Cruz said, â€œAt the end of the day, the legal issue is quite straightforwardâ€¦I would note that the birther theories that Donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on U.S. soil but have two parents born on U.S. soil.â€
Donald Trump was looking very self assured. He emphasized the fact that he is a U.S. citizen because his mother was an American citizen at the time of his birth. Cruz said if he was to be disqualified as president, so would Trump. â€œDonaldâ€™s mother was born in Scotland. She was naturalized,â€ Cruz exclaimed. â€œBut I was born here,â€ Trump fired back. Cruz tried to reason why Trump is attacking him and said that Trump’s birther attacks stemmed from his rising poll numbers in Iowa. Trump acknowledged that he was bringing up the issue â€œbecause [Cruz] is doing a little bit better.â€ But Trump warned: â€œThere is a big question mark on your head. And you can’t do that to the party….you have to have certainty.â€
There is no denying the fact that Trump played all his cards to put Cruz down, but the Senator was indefatigable. He said Democrats will certainly raise the citizenship issue in the general election. “You have great constitutional lawyers that say you can’t run,” Trump said. â€œI’m not going to be taking legal advice from Donald Trump,â€ Cruz retorted.
An online poll results shows that around 77 percent people thought Donald Trump had won the debate
Donald Trump 76.08% (1,877 votes)
Ted Cruz 8.88% (219 votes)
Marco Rubio 5.8% (143 votes)
John Kasich 2.63% (65 votes)
Jeb Bush 2.47% (61 votes)
Chris Christie 1.7% (42 votes)
Ben Carson 1.13% (28 votes)
Carly Fiorina 0.69% (17 votes)
Mike Huckabee 0.36% (9 votes)
Rick Santorum 0.24% (6 votes)