Donald Trump’s remaining rivals said at Thursday night’s presidential debate that they would support him if he is the eventual nominee, and he said the same about them.
The vow came amid a GOP establishment revolt against Trump, who has threatened the possibility of launching a third-party bid. The candidates met two days after Trump dominated Super Tuesday and with more important contests looming.
In perhaps the most surreal moment yet in a dramatic presidential race, Trump opened the Fox News debate by seemingly boasting about the size of his genitals. He was responding to recent comments from Marco Rubio in which the Florida senator joked about the size of Trump’s hands.
Trump fielded attacks from Rubio and Ted Cruz throughout the night. In one exchange, Trump was put on the spot about a recent report from BuzzFeed that indicated Trump was flexible on his immigration policy proposals during an interview with The New York Times editorial board earlier this year.
Trump didn’t deny that he may be willing to take a softer stance on deporting the millions of undocumented people living in America, but he insisted that those discussions were off-the-record — an agreement he said he would “honor.”
Trump was also on the defensive for changing his stance on issues like the Iraq War and whether to accept Syrian refugees into America. The real estate developer argued that it is important for leaders to be “flexible.”
This gave an opening for Kasich, who has been reticent to attack Trump. “Politicians all the time tell (voters) what they want to hear, and then they go to Washington … and they don’t deliver on those promises,” Kasich said.
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