With hopes for their presidential bid barely alive, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio took turns bashing front runner Donald Trump in a fiery debate in Detroit last night, in a desperate effort to stop his momentum to become the party’s next nominee.
During the debate, Rubio expressed, “He’s asking us to make him the president of the United States of America. This is not a game.”
Referring to Trump, Cruz said, “We’ve been lied to too many times.”
Trump also faced tough questions about policy decisions he’s changed, such as immigration. He said he now supports admitting more highly-skilled workers from overseas. But the billionaire businessman said his flexibility is in fact an asset. He explained, “I have a very strong core. I have a very strong core. But I’ve never seen a successful person who wasn’t flexible.”
But his challengers kept at it, targeting his political donations to Hillary Clinton in the past, his failed business practices and even his character. Rubio cited, “He has spent a career of convincing Americans that he’s something that he’s not in exchange for their money. Now he’s trying to do the same in exchange for their country.”
At times, the exchanges turned into a locker-room brawl that even involved talks of manhood.
But at the end of it all, the GOP candidates still all pledged to back up whoever gets nominated, even if it turns out to be Trump.
Cruz said, “Yes, because I gave my word that I would.”
Rubio concluded, “I’ll support Donald Trump if he’s the Republican nominee.”