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They said what? Memorable jabs, zingers and one-liners from the GOP debate

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quotes0916insideMarco Rubio about California’s drought: “I’m also aware that California has a drought and so that’s why I made sure I brought my own water.”

Donald Trump on Carly Fiorina’s appearance: “I think she’s got a beautiful face and I think she’s a beautiful woman.”

Jeb Bush defending his wife being of Mexican descent to Donald Trump: “She’s fantastic. She is total-lutely the love of my life, and she’s right here, and why don’t you apologize for her – right now.”

Sen. Rand Paul on Donald Trump’s personality: “There’s a sophomoric quality that is entertaining about Mr. Trump.”

Donald Trump to Gov. Scott Walker regarding results: “In Wisconsin you’re losing $2.2 billion dollars…and when the people of Iowa found that out, I went to No. 1, and you went down the tubes.”

Donald Trump to Gov. Jeb Bush debating political contributions: “More energy tonight. I like that.”

Scott Walker on Donald Trump’s political experience: “Mr. Trump, we don’t need an apprentice in the White House.”

Carly Fiorina on defunding Planned Parenthood: “Watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table. Its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”

Donald Trump to Gov. Jeb Bush on George W. Bush’s presidency before Obama: Well look, if you think about it, your brother and your brother’s administration gave us Barack Obama because it was such a disaster those last three months that Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have been elected.”

Carly Fiorina on what female she would choose to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill: “I wouldn’t change the $10 bill or $20 dollar bill. I think honestly it’s a gesture. I don’t think it helps to change our history. What I would think is that we ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group when women are the majority of this nation. We are half the potential of this nation. And this nation will be better off when every woman has the opportunity to live the life she chooses.”

John Kasich on the debate content with Trump and Fiorina comparing success: “If I was sitting at home watching this, I’d be inclined to turn it off.”

Ben Carson on Ronald Reagan: “You know, I was a radical Democrat before I started listening to Ronald Reagan. He didn’t sound like what Democrats said. He sounded logical.”

Carly Fiorina on diplomacy with Russia: “I wouldn’t talk to Putin at all. We’ve talked too much to him.”

Donald trump when asked what his Secret Service code-name would be: “Humble.”

Gov. Jeb Bush admitting he has smoked pot:  “Forty years ago I smoked marijuana and I admit it. I’m sure that other people might have done it and might not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom’s not happy I just did.”

Tom Anderson


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