Tuesday evening on Fox Business, the candidates tried so hard to push themselves into the lead for the presidential race, but, in the end, it seemed that neither one managed to win any ground in the Republican debate.
John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battled on the immigration issue, while Marco Rubio and Ben Carson received somewhat of pass regarding this matter, says The New York Times.
The candidates split into two sides
According to the same source, the four candidates split into two sides at the Republican debate: Kasich and Bush, who are dropping in polls, argued that they are experienced chief executives who had practical solutions to deal with national problems like immigration, while Trump and Cruz said that immigrant workers were the ones responsible for Americans’ low wages.
After Donald Trump stated that the solution is to build a wall along the Mexican border and to identify and deport about 11 million people, Kasich could’t keep quiet and responded.
“Think about the families; think about the children. Come on, folks, we know you can’t pick them up and ship them across the border. It’s a silly argument. It’s not an adult argument”. “You don’t get nicer; you don’t get friendlier. We have no choice. We have no choice.”, said Trump, quoting President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s approach to deporting immigrants in the 1950s.
Jeb Bush sustained his point
Of course, without a Jeb Bush opinion, the Republican debate couldn’t be completed. “They’re doing high-fives in the Clinton campaign right now when they hear this.”, said Bush, worried by the fact that Trump’s proposals would make Hispanic voters support the Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Rubio and Carson were let out from the immigration issue in the Republican debate, but they still had to respond to some of the moderators’ questions. Rubio was asked to make his case against Mrs. Clinton, while Carson spoke about his war with the media regarding his muddling past.