The tenth Republican debate was a free-for-all brawl. Rubio and Cruz took turns taking shots against Trump. They tried to portray him as a man with many insults but little substance. Over and over, Cruz and Rubio painted Trump as a shapeshifter who would cut less-than-conservative deals on immigration, healthcare and foreign policy. Rubio, especially, took sharp shots, questioning Trump’s business acumen, integrity and why he’s refusing to release his tax returns. Trump remained Trump: slinging personal insults and promising that unlike politicians, he could get things done. Kasich remained above the fray, as the pragmatic statesman. The must-watch moments:
That’s the quickie version of what happened in the tenth Republican presidential debate of the 2016 race Thursday night. The politics team has wall-to-wall coverage.