Donald Trump got boos Saturday night during the GOP primary presidential debate when he told fellow candidate Jeb Bush to be quiet, and then said those in the crowd who did not like his comments were “donors and special interests.”
Trump was also hard on President Barack Obama and the state of the country.
Obama “is totally incompetent” and “our country is going to hell,” said Trump.
When asked about torture tactics, he said: “I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot of worse than waterboarding.”
The debate, aired on ABC, was held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and moderated by David Muir and Martha Raddatz.
Toward the end of the debate, all of the candidates were asked who would win Super Bowl 50. Trump picked the Carolina Panthers.
Trump is coming off a second-place finish in the Iowa primary, and he took one last dig at Ted Cruz during his closing statement, mentioning the controversy that happened during the primary, saying that Cruz got “some of Ben Carson’s votes.”
The debate got off to an disjointed start when the order of candidates coming to the stage was different from their announcements. Carson, who stood awkwardly while waiting for his turn, called out the error as soon as he was addressed by the moderators.
The New Hampshire primary will be held on Tuesday.