Perhaps the most interesting exchange of the night was when all of the candidates — including Joe Biden, raised their hands when asked if they would support a health care plan that would cover illegal aliens.
President Trump blasted the contestants in the second Democratic presidential debate on Thursday when they all declared their support for health care coverage for undocumented immigrants.
“All Democrats just raised their hands for giving millions of illegal aliens unlimited healthcare,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“How about taking care of American Citizens first!? That’s the end of that race!”
Kamala Harris utilized every spare second she could get to land blows and create soundbites.
“I do not believe you are a racist,” Harris said to Biden, as she described his record of working with Democratic segregationist senators on non-race issues as “hurtful.”
Biden trained his crosshairs on Trump. “Donald Trump thinks Wall Street built America. Ordinary middle-class Americans built America,” said the former vice president. He added: “Donald Trump has put us in a horrible situation. We do have enormous income inequality.”
Mayor Pete on China: “We have to recognize that the China challenge is a serious one. This is not something to dismiss or waive away. China is using technology for the perfection of dictatorship. Manufacturers and especially farmers are hurting. Tariffs are taxes and Americans pay $800 more a year because of the tariffs. Meanwhile, China is investing so they could soon be able to run circles around us in artificial intelligence and this president is fixated on the relationship as if all that mattered was the balance on dishwashers. We have a moment when their authoritarian model is an alternative to ours because ours looks so chaotic because of internal divisions. The biggest thing we have to do is invest in our own domestic competitiveness.”
Andrew Yang did not wear a tie. In fact he has a Twitter account about not wearing ties! Check it out here
Eric Swalwell asked Biden to pass the torch to the next generation. He said “I was 6 years old when a presidential candidate came to the California Democratic Convention and said it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans. That candidate was then Senator Joe Biden. Joe Biden was right … He’s still right today.”
“I’m still holding on to that torch,” Biden snapped back.
Bret Baier breaks down the most notable moments from the second night of the Democratic primary debate. Watch below: