Five bizarre moments from the Republican presidential debate

The dog-and-pony show that has been the Republican nomination race continued Thursday night at a Fox-moderated GOP debate, as frontrunner Donald Trump faced a barrage of attacks from rivals Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich.

See Full Article

1. Size matters

Donald Trump emphatically responded to attacks from Marco Rubio earlier in the campaign, in which Rubio had accused Trump of having "small hands," and insinuated he must also have small genitalia.

"Look at those hands, are these small hands?" Trump said at the debate, holding up both his hands. "He referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small. I guarantee you, there's no problem. I guarantee it."

2. Who's the bigger man?

Size continued to matter in the Rubio-Trump clash, as the two traded barbs following Trump's response to the "small hands" comment. Trump started calling Rubio "Little Marco" during the debate, and Rubio hit back by calling Trump "Big Donald."

3. Deep breaths

Ted Cruz tried to take the air out of Trump's sails at one point, after a Trump interruption. "Breathe, breathe, breathe," Cruz told him.

Rubio jumped in to mock both of his rivals, saying: "When they're done with the yoga, can I answer a question?"

4. Mega makeup

Donald Trump and Fox's panel moderator, Megyn Kelly, exchanged pleasantries before the debate, mending some of the damage done after the two got into a spat at a previous debate last summer. Trump had attacked Kelly on social media, and skipped another debate because Fox refused to remove Kelly as moderator.

During Thursday's debate, Trump told Kelly she's "looking well," and said it was nice to be at the event with her.

5. Water under the bridge

Marco Rubio offered Michigan's government the benefit of the doubt on Thursday, on the issue of tainted water in the town of Flint. Rubio said it was "unfair" to politicize the issue, adding: "I don't think someone woke up one morning and said, 'Let's figure out how to poison the water system to hurt someone.'"



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • U.S. immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

    World News CTV News
    CHICAGO -- A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday. Amos Yee has been detained by federal immigration authorities since December when he was taken into custody at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Source
  • After U.S. health bill's withdrawal, elation and anger

    World News CTV News
    NEW YORK -- Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. Source
  • B.C. Liberals to refund $93k for indirect donations, cites clerical errors

    Canada News CTV News
    VANCOUVER -- The British Columbia Liberal Party says it has found 43 so-called indirect donations worth almost $93,000, which it plans to reimburse. The information comes as the RCMP is already reviewing possible violations of the B.C. Source
  • After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

    World News Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. Source
  • Health-care havoc: Trump's 1st legislative test a 'big loser' that puts his agenda on shaky ground

    World News CBC News
    So much for the hard-bargaining American president's ultimatum on repealing Obamacare. Donald Trump's first major legislative push veered into a ditch on Friday, denting his image as a master negotiator and dealing an embarrassing blow to his young presidency's momentum. Source
  • Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

    World News CTV News
    MADRID -- Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean. Video footage from DHA in Turkey showed a half-dozen covered bodies that were laid out near ambulances. Source
  • SPCA in Alberta says about 100 small-breed dogs removed from home

    Canada News CTV News
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The Alberta SPCA says about 100 dogs have been removed from a home in Lethbridge. The SPCA says in a news release that officers visited the home based on a tip from the public earlier this week. Source
  • Jailed Philippine senator says she 'won't be quiet' about President Duterte

    World News CBC News
    The most vocal critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could be stuck behind the lime-green walls of a Manila prison for a long time. "Rot in jail" was the destiny the president predicted for his nemesis, Senator Leila de Lima, who has loudly and vigorously objected to his crackdown on suspected drug users and dealers, which has resulted in more than 7,000 deaths. Source
  • Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii

    World News Toronto Sun
    HONOLULU — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii. A jury previously convicted 27-year-old Steven Capobianco of second-degree murder in the death of Carly “Charli” Scott. Source
  • 2 killed, 22 injured in fight between Mexico union factions

    World News CTV News
    FILE -- A man checks his cell phone as he stands guard in a commercial zone in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) Source