Five Republican candidates face off in the Republican Presidential Debate tonight. Arguments are getting more heated than ever as Trump continues to discuss his plans about building a wall while Rubio accuses him of hiring illegal workers.
The five remaining Republican candidates have taken to the stage for their tenth Republican primary debate at the University of Houston in Texas. This timing of this debate is critical, considering that it is happening so close to Super Tuesday when states like Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will be casting their votes for both Republican and Democratic primaries or caucuses.
That’s why, it’s no surprise that GOP candidates Donald Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Ben Carson did not waste any time trying to edge out each other. However, it seems the primary goal among four of these candidates is to push out Trump.
That’s exactly what happened when Rubio accused Trump of using illegal workers from Poland on a project that ” a significant number of people from other countries to take jobs that Americans could have filled.” To this, Trump retorted, ” “I‘m the only one on the stage that’s hired people. You haven’t hired anybody.” The leading GOP candidate also said Rubio was wrong. Nonetheless, the Florida senator stood by his allegations and Cruz even supported him. Rubio even repeated that Trump had “lied about Polish workers” later on. To which, Trump replied, “Thirty-eight years ago.” To Trump’s answer, Rubio remarked, ” I guess there’s a statute of limitations on lies.”
Meanwhile, the argument with Rubio did not deter Trump from, once again, putting the issue of the U.S.-Mexico Wall front and center. This started when debate moderator, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, said that former Mexico President Vicente Fox said, “I’m not going to pay for that f—- wall.” And when Blitzer asked how he would “make them pay for the wall,” Trump said, “I will and the wall just got 10 feet taller, believe me.” Moreover, Trump also said that the former president should apologize for using foul language on television.
You can catch the Republican Presidential Debate live on CNN now.