If you were on Twitter Thursday night, you may have seen a barrage of tweets about pimps, Rosie O’Donnell, God, and Hillary Clinton’s wedding. While that sounds like the recipe for an epic fourth installment of The Hangover, in reality they were just a few of the highlights/lowlights from the Republican party’s first televised primetime debate of the 2016 Presidential Election.
While there was an earlier “JV Debate” so to speak which featured former HP CEO Carly Fiorina as the clear victor, it was the prime time 10-candidate debate that garnered our intention. While we rounded up the low-blow moments of the debate, the full transcript is available from The Washington Post.
Donald Trump Surrenders Party Allegiance
When the candidates were asked to raise their hand if they wouldn’t fully support the Republican nominee if it wasn’t them, Trump was the only candidate to do so. While jumping over the moderators, he replied, “I cannot say. I have to respect the person that, if it’s not me, the person that wins, if I do win, and I’m leading by quite a bit, that’s what I want to do. I can totally make that pledge.”
Marco Rubio Literally Just Paid Off His Student Loans GuyzGiphy
“If I’m our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton gonna lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? I was raised paycheck to paycheck. How is she—how is she gonna lecture me—how is she gonna lecture me about student loans? I owed over $100,000 just four years ago.”
Trump Reiterated His Hate for Rosie O’DonnellGiphy
“You’ve called women you don’t like ’fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals,'” pointed out the moderator. “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” “For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.” “Yes, I’m sure it was.”
Chris Christie Claps Back at Rand PaulGiphy
After Paul used his rebuttal as a chance to throw in a Libertarian quote, Christie shot right back. “Listen, senator, you know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee, just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that.”
Donald Trump Essentially Owned Hillary Clinton at One PointGiphy
“Well, I’ll tell you what, with Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding and she came to my wedding.” " text="The Biggest Joke Presidential Candidates of All Time"]
Ben Carson Thinks Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Stands a ChanceGiphy
“If Hillary is the candidate, which I doubt, that would be a dream come true…. [S]he counts on the fact that people are uninformed, the Alinsky Model, taking advantage of useful idiots.”
Donald Trump Went for Rand Paul’s ThroatGiphy
After Paul attempted to correct Donald Trump… “I’m not…. I don’t think you heard me. You’re having a hard time tonight.”
Gov. Huckabee Isn’t Trans-FriendlyGiphy
While Gov. Kasich got points for pulling the gay-friend card, Huckabee couldn’t care less about accommodating transgendered people in the military. “The military is not a social experiment,” he said. “The purpose of the military is kill people and break things.” " text="Caitlyn Jenner Checks Her Privilege In Second I Am Cait Episode"]
And Closed the Night with One Last Clinton DigGiphy
Just when you thought Huckabee was gunning for The Donald…. “It seems like this election has been a whole lot about a person who is very high in the polls, doesn’t have a clue about how to govern, a person who has been filled with scandals, and who could not lead—and, of course, I’m talking about Hillary Clinton.”
Megyn Kelly Had No ChillGiphy
If you thought Fox News was going to go easy on the Republicans…yeah, not quite.