Best quotes from the second GOP debates

Alex Hanson

The second GOP debate on Thursday night was full of discussion, but here are just a few of the best quotes from the event:

Donald Trump’s opening statement:

“I’m Donald Trump. I wrote the art of the deal. I say not in a braggadocious way, I’ve made billions and billions of dollars.”

Mike Huckabee on GOP field in opening statement:

“The candidates on stage are the A team. We even have our own Mr. T, who doesn’t mind saying about others, ‘you’re a fool.'”

Chris Christie on not being a political outsider:

“I am a New Jersey Republican. I wake every morning as an outsider!”

Donald Trump after Rand Paul attacked him for personal attacks:

“I never attacked [Rand Paul] on his looks, and believe me there is plenty of subject matter there.”

Mike Huckabee hits Hillary Clinton in opening statement:

“None of us on this stage are under investigation by the FBI.”

John Kasich on avoiding real issues in the debate:

“If I were sitting at home watching this back and forth, I’d be inclined to turn it off!”

Donald Trump after a testy exchange with Jeb:

“More energy tonight. I like that.”

Scott Walker on Obama’s negotiating skills:

“I’d like to play cards with [President Obama], because he folds on everything with Iran.”

Mike Huckabee on the Iran deal:

“The president treats it like it’s the Magna Carta, the Iranians treat it like it’s toilet paper.”

Donald Trump on George Pataki’s poll numbers:

“He wouldn’t be elected dog-catcher right now.”

Lindsey Graham on Immigration:

“Strom Thurmond had four kids after age 67. If you’re not willing to do that, we need to come up with a new immigration system.”

Jeb Bush on marijuana: 

“So 40 years ago I smoked marijuana. I admit it. I’m sure that other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom’s not happy that I just did.”

Lindsey Graham on being at the Reagan Library:

“I wasn’t the best law student. By the end of this debate it’ll be the most time I’d spent in any library.”

Donald Trump picks his Secret Service codename: