During the March 3 Republican presidential candidate debate, a former staff member of former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas’ campaign said the party is “committing suicide.”
“My party is committing suicide on national television. #GOPDebate,” Jamie Johnson, who was senior director for Perry during his failed 2016 bid for the White House, tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, Johnson said a Democratic presidential candidate was the winner of the night.
“[Hillary Clinton] is the BIG winner tonight. This is embarrassing. #GOPDebate,” the tweet read.
Johnson’s reaction to the debate is understandable, given the relentless attacks the candidates waged on one another, and one childish moment that no one could have saw coming: Donald Trump boasting about the size of his genitals.
Trump did so in response to Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida previously stating on the campaign trail that the businessman had small hands.
“You know what they say about men with small hands,” Rubio previously said of Trump, according to CNN.
At the debate, Trump stretched out his hands for the audience and said, “Look at those hands, are they small hands?”
He then said that having small hands does not mean “something else must be small,” as Rubio suggested.
“I guarantee you there’s no problem,” Trump said, clearly referring to the size of his genitals.
Rubio defended his small hands remarks during an interview the morning after the debate when NPR’s Steve Inskeep asked him why he was “stooping to Trump’s level,” as some have suggested.
"I think that's not accurate. Please. That's not even possible to be as crude as Trump," Rubio said.
Trump has been "personally offending not just everyone in the race but women and minorities and the disabled,” Rubio said.
"At some point, someone's got to stand up and say 'Hey, enough is enough,'" he added. "If you think you're going to attack people, you're going to get hit back."