Here’s What You Missed From The First Republican Debate

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.

The Jistt:

  • The first Republican debate last Thursday brought out the boxing gloves between Trump (obv) and the Fox debate moderators.
  • Fox Host Megyn Kelly gave zero fucks by calling out Donald Trump for being a sexist and questioning when he even became a republican.
  • In turn, Donald Trump called out Rosie O’Donnell (what?)
  • Trump still leads the Republican pack, everyone’s trying to ignore Trump but can’t, and the GOP debate just made the competition even more fun. Up next — attack ads.



Fox News was celebrating a victory this past Thursday night when over 24 million people watched the first Republican debate, the New York Times reported. Who else was celebrating a victory along with Fox News? If you guessed Donald Trump, you’re 100 percent correct. After this first debate, the floodgates have now opened for this Republican nominee fight.

Donald Trump support isn’t dwindling. NBC News released a poll showing that Donald Trump had over 23 percent support, an increase from before. There were over 3,500 people surveyed. Donald really did steal the show with the back and forth he had with Fox Host and Debate Monitor Megyn Kelly, where she called out Trump for referring to women as fat slobs and other unappetizing names. Of course, Donald had to respond to that name calling reference as being directed only toward Rosie O’Donnell. Poor Rosie. Also, let’s not forget about the video that’s gone viral of Donald Trump’s head motions imitating that of Night at the Roxbury.

Who else finished near the top? Well, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz came in 2nd place, according to the NBC News poll. He was essentially the only ‘big name,’ besides Trump, that finished at the top. One of the supposed favorites, Jeb Bush, came in fifth place while N.J. governor Chris Christie was only garnering 1 percent of support, leaving him at the bottom of the pile.

What happens from here? The candidates now know where they can strike to knock down their competition’s support. Hate to break it to ya Mr. Trump, but just because you have 23 percent of the support right now does NOT mean that you will become the Republican nominee. There is still a long road ahead, but there will be some great entertainment coming our way very soon that isn’t all about Donald Trump attack ads! Get ready for some non-apologetic and low blow facts and realities that will come with each candidate. Of course Trump will be targeted heavily since he is ahead in the polls, but who knows how low someone will stoop to bring down a candidate.

Let the games begin.