Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has reliably employed brash rhetoric on the campaign trail and at debates, laid off the personal attacks Thursday night — much to the dismay of journalists who had tuned in expecting an all-out brawl.
Here’s a collection of tweets:
This debate is boring, Trump needs to start talking about his "hands" again
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonFL) March 11, 2016
Trump is seeming a little (dare I say it?) low energy tonight. #GOPDebate
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) March 11, 2016
KASICH THE LOUDEST ON THE STAGE!
— Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) March 11, 2016
Make Debates Entertaining Again!
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) March 11, 2016
This debate is boring. I rushed back to the office for fireworks. #GOPDebate
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) March 11, 2016
Well people, this is what we asked for.
— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) March 11, 2016
Most boring GOP debate ever. Come on: Express some opinions and emotions
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) March 11, 2016
"So far, I cannot believe how civil it's been up here," Trump says in what is now the lead quote in everyone's story.
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) March 11, 2016
CNN media reporter Dylan Byers summed it up perfectly:
Seeing a lot of folks who wanted more policy & substance last time around now complaining that there’s not enough fighting and cross-talk…
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 11, 2016
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