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Charles Krauthammer Likens GOP Debate To Thermonuclear War

The CBS South Carolina GOP presidential debate was so bad that even Fox's Charles Krauthammer was forced to admit just how nasty and personal it was during his network's post-debate analysis this Saturday night.
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The CBS South Carolina GOP presidential debate was so bad that even Fox's Charles Krauthammer was forced to admit just how nasty and personal it was during his network's post-debate analysis this Saturday night.

KRAUTHAMMER: It was an amazing debate. If the Democrats were engaged in skirmishes with the occasional subtle jab, and if the previous Republican debates have World War I and World War II, this was thermonuclear. I have never seen as much personal attack, as much high temperature attacks as we saw in this debate. And I'm not even sure you can judge the debate and who won or who lost on the actual sound bites, who won this exchange or that.

It was the tone. I think if you counted up the number of times the word lie and liar was employed, it would exceed the number of times it's been used in all previous debates. In the end I thought that Trump was a man who was not sitting on a lead, that's for sure.

He was engaged personally with everybody at a very bitter level... he was throwing around insults, including the family, but he was getting incoming as well from all sides.

Krauthammer was also very hopeful that everyone is now going to forget about Marco Rubio's terrible debate performance the last time around where Chris Christie made a fool out of him for sounding like a robot. Good luck with that Chuck.


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