GOP Debate: Donald Trump Talks Policy, Size of His Privates
“We should go for waterboarding, and we should go for tougher than waterboarding," the billionaire businessman says of his stance on torture.
Donald Trump set social media on fire Thursday night during the third Fox News debate for the GOP presidential primary when he commented on the size of his genitals.
The comment from the billionaire businessman occurred not long after the debate started; it was preempted by Trump responding to previous comments made by Sen. Marco Rubio about the size of Trump's hands.
“He referred to my hands and said, ‘If they’re small, something else must be small,’ and I guarantee you there’s no problem,” Trump said.
Another moment that trended on social media was when Trump referred to Rubio as "little Marco" numerous times.
Trump got along fine with co-moderator and Fox News host Megyn Kelly, of whom he had previously been critical after the first network debate when Trump said he was treated unfairly by Kelly.
"Nice to be with you, Megyn," he said. "You're looking well."
The former Apprentice host was pushed on comments he made recently about a former Ku Klux Klan leader and was asked once and for all to state his feelings on the organization.
"I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan," Trump said sternly.
Trump was also pressed on whether he would OK the release of reported recording in the possession of the New York Times in which Trump allegedly backtracks on his immigration stance during an off-the-record conversation.
"I have too much respect for that (journalism) process," Trump said of his reasoning to not OK the release of the tapes.
Trump spoke on multiple policy issues he favored, including the torture of those who may have information about terrorist groups.
“We should go for waterboarding, and we should go for tougher than waterboarding.” Trump said.
The final question of the night posed to the other candidates was if they would support Trump should he be the party's nominee. All three men said "yes."
In his closing statement, Trump reiterated many of the his talking points from his stump speech.
When asked by Bill O'Reilly for his opinion on the night after the event, Trump said, "It was tough but fair."