The Democrats did exactly what President Donald Trump and Republicans were hoping they would do at the debates: eat their own like sharks in a feeding frenzy, as the candidates attacked one another, especially mauling Michael Bloomberg during his debut; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Democrats savage one another at the presidential debate
During last night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, like sharks in a feeding frenzy fighting over the same prey in an uncontrollable rage, the Democratic candidates similarly lost their minds biting at everything in their way of winning the nomination: One another.
Playing into exactly what President Donald Trump and Republicans were hoping for, the Democratic candidates spent the majority of their time attacking one another during last night’s debate in Las Vegas.
Bloomberg took most of the hits, while Warren attacked everyone. Former Vice President Joe Biden did a lot of stuttering.
Nonetheless, in the melee, the Democratic candidates unleashed some memorable one-liners and quotable quips.
Quotes of the night:
Referring to Bernie Sanders, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Vermont Senator is “the best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses.”
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar asked former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg if he was calling her “dumb.”
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren slammed Bloomberg as somebody “who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians,” adding that, “no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
Bloomberg slammed again Sanders by saying: “We’re not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism, and it just didn’t work.”
Sanders responded by calling the remark a “cheap shot.”
Bloomberg was the debate’s whipping boy
The person with the largest target on their back in the debate was former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg who was making his debut appearance after qualifying for the first time since his late entry into the race.
Everyone took shots at Bloomberg repeatedly.
Bloomberg appeared woefully unprepared to go toe-to-toe with his attackers, who pounced on him and essentially achieved a technical knockout within the first three minutes of the debate.
Trump: “We’re going to win”
Of course, the Democratic candidates did attack President Donald Trump, but mostly the phrase they kept repeating was that he needs to be defeated and removed.
During a rally on Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, President Trump told his supporters that “we don’t care who the hell it is [the Democratic nominee], we’re going to win. We have to.”
“We’re winning like never before,” Trump continued. “Washington Democrats keep on losing their minds. They hate the fact that we’re winning. We’re winning big — and that is why millions of registered Democrat voters are leaving — they’re joining our great Republican Party in droves, you see it all the time.”