15 Jan 2016

30 Tweets That Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About the GOP Debate

The first primetime GOP debate concluded late into the night Thursday in Charleston, South Carolina, and there were raucous battles between the top tier candidates on stage.
To get you up to speed on every tense, poignant, and hilarious moment of the debate, here are the very best tweets and vines to walk you through it all.

The debate started with a nod to former President George W. Bush:

The questions started out long…

The candidates made themselves heard on Iran…

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush struggled a little bit…

New Jersey governor Chris Christie ripped President Obama’s State of the Union address…

Billionaire Donald Trump got off to a slow start…

But then started having fun…

But then he and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got into a fight that had been reaching a boiling point…

The two got into a fight over Cruz’s accusation that Trump “embodies New York values.”

But Trump hit back, delivering an emotional response about New York’s resolve on September 11th, 2001…

And they fought over Cruz’s natural born citizenship…

While Cruz had to explain his financial issues…

Sen. Rand Paul was missing due to being bumped out for low polling and thus boycotted all debates. He was missed so much that a protest broke out in his support…

Ben Carson cracked some jokes…

Ohio governor John Kasich brought his hands back…

Rubio handled the 2nd Amendment questions quite well according to conservative pundit Laura Ingraham…

Trump brought up China…

And Ted Cruz referenced a horror film…

We were all tired. So tired. The debate went well past the allotted time.

Some interesting facts about the debate:


Next up is the final debate before actual voting begins when the Republican candidate take Des Moines, Iowa on January 28.

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