SIMI VALLEY, Ca. – Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stormed the stage during the first round of debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library tonight before unleashing a twelve-minute tirade against fellow Republican presidential contenders, describing them as “political refugees” and “bottom-feeders.”
Moderators and candidates alike stood by in shock as Trump stomped from podium to podium, stopping at each to rip its microphone free before hurling it into the audience all the while screaming personal attacks at individual candidates. At one point Mr. Trump attempted to physically restrain Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and, in an apparent reference to Ahmed Mohamed, a Texas ninth-grader arrested this week for bringing a homemade clock to school, yelled, “Where’s the clock, Bobby? Where is it?”
In an attempt to defuse the situation, moderator Jake Tapper asked Mr. Trump what his thoughts on the refugee crisis were. Trump responded by pointing furiously at Lindsey Graham, shouting, “You have a refugee crisis, a political refugee crisis, right here on this stage!” Trump turned and stormed off the stage, leaving a cloud of confusion in his wake.
Later in the debate Senator Lindsey Graham said if elected, he would authorize congress to form a new federal agency whose sole purpose would be to “uncover the truth behind Benghazi and put the Obama administration on trial for war crimes.”
Governor Bobby Jindal, taking it a step further, called President Obama a “socialist” and threatened to “blow up” Washington, D.C. if elected. The GOP’s top contenders, including Donald Trump, are scheduled to begin their debate at 8:00 P.M. EST following the conclusion of “round one.”