Who won the Republican presidential debate on Fox News on Thursday night: Updated
The eleventh Republican debate was full of fireworks. From Marco Rubio faceoff to Ted Cruz trying to look above the rest, the debate was high on rhetoric.
From seventeen Republican presidential hopefuls to just four, the fight seems to have reached a point where GOP seems very divided. The eleventh debate was hosted by Fox News and it featured front-runner Donald Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Many people thought that there will be a sort of faceoff between Donald Trump and Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly. But when Marco Rubio and Donald Trump are after each other, you donâ€™t need any more face-offs.
Donald Trump who was attacked by Mitt Romney the same evening was scathing with rage. When asked about Mitt Romneyâ€™s accusations, he gave a very long answer. â€œHe failed miserably, and it was an embarrassment to everybody, including the Republican party. It looked like he went away on a vacation the last month. So, I donâ€™t take that, and I guess, obviously, he wants to be relevant. He wants to be back in the gameâ€¦As far as domestic policy and trade which is killing our country, he said free trade and I believe in free trade also. But, if you look at China, and you look Japan, and if you look at Mexico, both at the border, by the way, where theyâ€™re killing us.
If that was not enough he further said, â€œBoth at the border, and with trade â€” and every other country we do business with we are getting absolutely crushed on trade. And, he said free trade, I say free trade great. But, not when theyâ€™re beating us so badlyâ€.
On the question of his support for Klu Klux Klan, Trump said, â€œI totally disavow the Klu Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke. Iâ€™ve been doing it now for two weeks, this is your â€” youâ€™re probably about the 18th person thatâ€™s asked me the question. It was very clear, that question was also talked about in the form of groups. Groups, I want to know which groups are you talking about? You have to tell me which groups?…Ultimately, he got to the Klu Klux Klan, which obviously Iâ€™m going to disavow. And, by the way, if you look on my Twitter account, almost immediately after the program they were disavowed again.
He also said that media doesnâ€™t see positives from him and always tries to project negative image, â€œYou know, itâ€™s amazing. When I do something on Twitter, everybody picks it up, goes all over the place. But, when I did this one nobody ever picks it up. Take a look at my Twitter accountâ€.