When given the chance by moderators, John Kasich and Marco Rubio passed on attacking Donald Trump during the Republican debate. Ditto for Jeb Bush, whom Trump called “a gentleman.” But three other candidates had no such qualms.
Both Rand Paul and Rick Perry slammed Trump for previously supporting government-run health care. When Trump defended single-payer systems that “work” in Canada and other countries, Paul let him have it.
“Newsflash,” Paul interjected, “the Republican Party has been fighting against a single-payer system for over a decade now. So I think you’re on the wrong side of this if you’re still arguing for single-payer.”
Trump joked that he thought Paul misheard him, but Trump clearly said that a single-payer system could work in America “in a different time.”
Rick Perry also called into question Trump’s past support for a government-run health care system in the earlier debate.
“He is using his celebrity rather…
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