On Thursday, Republicans and conservatives tuned-in to watch both set of Republican debates. This year’s GOP field was so jammed-pack, the debates were broken-up into two televised occasions.
While many have remarked that Carly Fiorina dominated the first debate amongst the contenders who had not placed within the top ten, there did not appear to be a clear “winner” of Thursday’s primetime debate with the leading GOP contenders.
However, that is not to say that there were not some fireworks…
The debate had Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie going at each other, Jeb Bush coming off typically weak and Ted Cruz appearing as the night’s adult in the room as he discussed constitutional principles and the need to, essentially, undo the damage wrought upon our republic by Obama and his damaging policies.
However, one of the most applause-worthy moments of the night came from Donald Trump, who has made a name for himself in this race by leading the charge against political correctness and boldly declaring what must be changed if we are to save this nation.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly offered Trump a question straight from the liberal playbook and accused the billionaire of having made sexist comments in the past.
“You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals,’” Kelly began.
Trump interrupted, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” The crowd immediately went wild.
A clearly annoyed Kelly continued and accused Trump of sexism and wondered how he would defend himself against accusations of being part of the fictitious “War on Women.”
“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump said to roaring applause. “I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico, both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody and, frankly, what I say, it’s fun, it’s kidding, we’re having a good time, and what I say is what I say.”
“And honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could maybe not be based on the way you have treated me, but I wouldn’t do that. We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around.”
Trump’s tense back-and-forth with Kelly indicates that the tough-talking billionaire, seemingly, pulls punches for no one. As America spirals down the drain both economically and culturally, it seems inappropriate to be giving airtime to a question about a fictitious “war on women” that has been conjured by leftists seeking to distract Americans from the evidence of socialism’s failings.
No- Trump is not the kindest, cuddliest candidate this country has ever seen. But at this point, with America teetering upon the precipice of economic and social collapse, we need a no-nonsense president, not a status quo wimp.