Thursday, September 17, 2015

CNN: Donald Trump's Stamina Tested In GOP Debate

By Maeve Reston, Sep 17, 2015 CNN

Simi Valley, California (CNN)Before Wednesday night's debate, there was speculation that Donald Trump was headed toward a more restrained, substantive phase of his candidacy.


The man who has bragged about his skills as "an entertainer" did not disappoint in the first half of Wednesday night's debate in Simi Valley -- throwing a gratuitous jab at Rand Paul, engaging in fierce exchanges with Carly Fiorina and playing up the theatrics of the event by rolling his eyes, pursing his lips and cocking his head as he listened to other candidates.

But the three-hour marathon debate here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library seemed to test Trump's stamina and willingness to engage in weighty policy discussions. As the debate delved into more substantive discussions of foreign policy and criminal justice, the real estate magnate faded into the background -- ceding air time as more aggressive rivals like Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina leapt into the debate.

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