Republican Presidential Candidates Vow to Back Trump During Debate Filled With Insults, Sexual Innuendo

Debate II-compressedThree of the remaining Republican presidential candidates, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, stated on Thursday that they would back Donald Trump should he become the nominee, despite condemning the same man they vowed to support during the mudslinging brawl of a debate as Trump repeatedly unleashed personal insults, and even at the start of the debate, vulgar sexual innuendo.

During the evening, Trump repeatedly referred to Rubio as “little Marco,” a hated man who couldn’t even “be elected dog catcher,” and interrupted Cruz on numerous occasions to refer to him as “lying Ted.”

As Rubio expressed concerns about the class action lawsuit surrounding Trump University, stating that it was questionable to elect a man who is accused of consumer fraud, Trump responded by bashing Rubio.

“He’s trying to con people into giving him their vote just as he conned those people,” Rubio said.

“If we nominate Donald, we’re going to spend the fall and the summer with the Republican nominee facing a fraud trial,” Cruz added.

“The real con artist is Marco Rubio,” Trump lashed out. “The people of Florida can’t stand him. He couldn’t be elected dog catcher.”

“This little guy has lied so much about my record,” he said at another point, also stating that Rubio has “scammed the people of Florida.”

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“You ask him a question about the economy and the first thing he does is go into the little guy thing. And he wants to be president of the United States of America,” Rubio remarked.

“Don’t worry about it, little Marco,” Trump responded.

“Don’t worry, big Donald,” Rubio replied.

As Cruz pressed Trump to release his off-the-record discussion with the New York Times, Trump repeatedly chimed in, “Liar … the lying guy up here … lying Ted.”

Cruz became exasperated with Trump’s interruptions and asked him to control himself.

“You’ve got to learn not to interrupt. Count to ten, Donald. Count to ten,” he said at one point, later stating, “You can do it. You can breathe. I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard.”

Co-moderator Chris Wallace scolded the candidates as the fighting continued back and forth.

“Gentlemen, you’ve got to do better than this,” he said.

Within the first few minutes of the debate, the audience was taken aback as Trump made a sexual reference on stage in referring to a remark that Rubio had made during the week at a campaign rally.

But despite being repeatedly bashed as a little man who couldn’t even win a bid for dog catcher, at the end of the evening, when asked if he would support Trump if he becomes the nominee, Rubio pledged his support.

“Yes,” he said. “Democrats have a socialist and someone under FBI investigation running.”

Cruz, despite being referred to as “lying Ted” throughout the evening, also agreed to support Trump.

“Yes, because I gave my word that I would,” he said.

John Kasich, who remarked that he attempts to rise above the insults, agreed to back Trump as well—although reluctantly.

“Yeah. But I kind of think that, before it’s all said and done, I’ll be the nominee,” he said.

Trump has been resisted by a number of Christian leaders in part due to his repeated practice of unleashing personal insults on anyone in his way.

“Donald Trump is the only candidate who has dealt almost exclusively in the politics of personal insult,” Mark DeMoss of the public relations firm DeMoss, told the Washington Post this week. “The bullying tactics of personal insult have no defense, and certainly not for anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ. That’s what’s disturbing to so many people.”

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  • Amos Moses

    You know what big hands and big feet mean?

    Big gloves, big socks….. and thats about it.

  • Guest

    Donald Trump was responding to a comment that RUBIO made, and to a question that a MODERATOR asked, referencing that same comment. While Trump’s remarks may not have been particularly in good taste, in all fairness, he was only responding to someone else’s remarks, so if you’re going to call out one, you must call out all three.

    • gizmo23

      They all are vile

  • Angel Jabbins

    Jerry Springer must feel so validated….

    • gizmo23

      Springer is a piker compared to these guys

  • Becky

    I praise God Almighty through Christ our Lord. By God’s grace, his people cling to his ways and live life more abundantly. Turn away from the ways of the world.

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8,9

  • Nidalap

    It’s like the whole Republican field of candidates is doing a study in insanity. I assume their consultants must be telling them that this is the best course of action to connect with potential voters.
    In the midst of shaking my head in incredulity, a sobering thought occurs…what if they’re right?

  • Jarle Tveitan

    None of them are fit to be president.

    • gizmo23

      but but, they are all Christians

  • acontraryview

    Ahhhh yes….the party of conservative family values. They are embarrassing.

  • jael2

    God is going to give us the president we deserve. And if it be in the form of a Nebuchadnezzar or a Hilliary Jezebel Clinton, may the Lord give us the grace to endure. Our political leaders are a reflection of who we are as a people. It’s not very pretty.

    • gizmo23

      The conservative Christian right is getting exactly what it asked for and deserves

    • Ax2root

      God gave us humans the free will to agree with Him or the devil .

      ” We The People” decide our leaders by our votes, and / or corrupted systems

  • Josey

    Psalm chapter 37, a beautiful word from the Lord.

  • ali

    So I am addressing the born again believers who are in love with and serving Jesus because It’s All about Him. Why are not more and more believers getting serious in prayer to find out God’s will with who is His choice for leader in America. It seems that many are not thinking of pleasing our GOD but themselves. We are to live for Him not ourselves. We are to die daily to self, Jesus lives in us and Holy Spirit is our guide. We are to be filled with HIM. His love filling us and spreading all around us to all we interact with. If we all read and did 2 Chronicles 7:14 this nation would see a huge difference no matter who was in the white house. GOD is still on the throne. HE knew who would be in this race, he knew everything that has taken place so far, no surprise for Him and He has a plan, why don’t we pray for His help and to be part of fulfilling His Plan, whatever Nov brings. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!! Come on believers act like you know who’s child you are!!! And Lord God in Jesus Name I pray for awakening in America to sweep over this land. Set in on fire by Your Spirit.
    We need JESUS in America no matter who gets in office. I would love to see a believer in there but look at China, millions and millions have become born again in a land that is atheist/communist, and the believers are persecuted but more still believe every day!!! Do you believe???

  • james rallis

    If TRUMP admits that he’s a sinner and that only by God’s grace he is even alive …. maybe that will change a few things.