Ten presidential hopefuls from the Republican party vying for their shot at a seat in the White House descended on the city of Cleveland, Ohio tonight for the first round of the GOP debates. The roster of right wing enthusiasts included former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Businessman Donald Trump, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
As expected, several of the candidates spent much of 2-hour-long debate session bashing each other and spewing senseless rhetoric about a wide range of issues including marriage equality, foreign policy, healthcare, immigration reform….and A SINGLE question/response on the topic of police brutality. Surprise, surprise.
During and after the debate, social media was on fire with criticism and of course, plenty of jokes. Here are a 10 of the best responses.