: Republican debate recap: Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy spar over heels and TikTok, Ron DeSantis blasts the Fed

by | Nov 8, 2023 | Stock Market

The third Republican presidential debate saw the five remaining major GOP contenders, once again sans Donald Trump, taking the stage in Miami to discuss foreign policy and the Israel-Gaza conflict, how inflation and the rising cost of living is pinching many Americans — and whether to ban TikTok. But let’s be honest: The most viral parts of the night involved Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy trading barbs.

The five Republicans who qualified for round three included former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Haley, entrepreneur Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Frontrunner Trump also certainly qualified, but he skipped the debate once more, holding a rally nearby in Hialeah, Fla., targeting the Miami suburb’s influential Cuban-American community. Related: Haley looks like top challenger to Trump ahead of latest GOP debate, with a Social Security plan that’s ‘differentiating’ her The debate was dominated by Haley and Ramaswamy, who both topped real-time Google search trends, as well as topping trends on X.com, formerly known as Twitter. He called her “Dick Cheney in 3-inch heels” at one point. She called him “scum” after he invoked her (adult) daughter’s TikTok habit. And round and round it went. If you missed the debate, these are some of the highlights that went viral on Wednesday night, which everyone will probably still be talking about on Thursday.Vivek Ramaswamy calls the GOP a ‘party of losers’ Moderators Lester Holt and Kristen Welker from NBC News and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt came out of the gate asking the five candidates why Republican voter …

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