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Wash. Post: GOP Debate Focuses on Trump, America

Wash. Post: GOP Debate Focuses on Trump, America
(Getty Images) Audience members are reflected in a window as 10 leading Republican presidential candidates participate in Thursday's prime-time GOP debate in Cleveland.

By    |   Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:38 PM

The first presidential debate Thursday focused on America — and Donald Trump, The Washington Post noted.

Though other issues were discussed, often "the debate turned to Trump himself: a sharp-edged candidate who can say things that would torpedo anybody else on stage," the Post noted.

Trump's over-the-top statements were discussed, including the his tweets against women's appearance. He swore that only happened with Rosie O'Donnell, but moderator Megyn Kelly called him on it. And Trump went after her.

"I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either," Trump said. "If you don't like it, Megyn, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you. Although I could maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me."

Trump also was asked when he became a Republican and when he changed his opinion on favoring abortion and single-payer healthcare.

Trump also said it was only because of himself that illegal immigration is even being discussed.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul attacked Trump, but others praised him.

"We need to take lessons from Donald Trump," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said. "He's hitting a nerve."

Trump also was attacked in the early debate by the seven lower-ranked candidates. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is widely credited as the winner of the earlier forum, noted, "I didn't get a call from Bill Clinton before the campaign."

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Trump did receive a call from the husband of the Democratic front-runner in late May before announcing his own campaign.

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