GOP Debate Live Blog: Really, All That’s Missing This Cycle Is A Fistfight

By Lisa de Moraes, Erik Pedersen

Fox News Channel

Tonight’s GOP debate from Detroit is on Fox News Channel, which may mark the renewal of hostilities between Trump and moderator Megyn Kelly,   They haven’t been together since the first Republican debate way back in August. 

Megyn Kelly Donald TrumpSo much has happened to the candidates since they last met on the debate stage. Ben Carson and his movie-star hands stepped down from tonight’s event, after promising to bring all the candidates together tonight for a kumbaya moment to promise this debate won’t be a repeat of the last mud fight.

Super Tuesday’s big winner Donald Trump started the day being called a greedy, vulgar, misogynistic bully by Mitt Romney. The GOP front-runner responded that the 2012 GOP nominee had been so desperate for his endorsement back then that “I could have said, ‘Mitt, drop to your knees’ – he would have dropped.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s replacement on NBC’s reality series The Apprentice, Arnold Schwarzenegger is out campaigning for Gov. John Kasich in Ohio.

GOP logoMarco Rubio has perfected the losing/winning speech after taking just one state on Super Tuesday. But on the bright side, the senator from Florida has developed an impressive repertoire of cogent observations about Trump’s hands, pants, spray tan and hair that should come in handy tonight.

And Ted Cruz has been virtually-endorsed by Caitlyn Jenner, who told The Advocate she hopes that, once he’s elected, she’ll be named his “trans ambassador to the President of the United States.”

So lace up the gloves and butter the popcorn — here is Deadline’s live blog of the latest fracas.

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