Personal Attacks Trump Policy At GOP Debate

The first Republican debate following Super Tuesday amplified recent mudslinging between presidential primary candidates.

The debate, held at Detroit’s Fox Theater just days before the Michigan primary, featured GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson did not participate after releasing a statement on Wednesdaystating, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results.” 

Debate moderators wasted no time addressing the elephant in the room; Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s fiery speech earlier in the day, which laid out his criticisms of the billionaire businessman.

Republican Strategist Ford O’Connell told FOXBusiness.com despite Cruz and Rubio’s best efforts to “Cuban sandwich” Trump, it may be too little too late.

“[The other candidates] allowed Trump to define himself before they could define him. They flat out ignored him for too long.”

He added, “They started to draw blood from Trump [this debate], but did they draw enough with the next set of elections looming?”

Read more from Marissa Piazzola at Fox Business

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