The GOP frontrunner is pledging to defend Social Security, minutes after calling Iraq a "big, fat mistake."
— Luke Brinker (@LukeBrinker) February 14, 2016
Jeb Lund, at the Guardian liveblog:
Three times (so far) tonight the audience has lustfully booed the facts:
That the Bush administration lied to the country about an optional war in Iraq.
That he did not keep Americans safe, because over 3,000 people died on 9/11 on his watch.
That he ignored the warnings from the intelligence community.
These three statements were made by Donald Trump, and he might as well have doused the stage in kerosene and set it ablaze.
“Exciting” in politics is an extremely low bar to clear; the slightest side-eye is usually enough to send politicos and political journalists aflutter and especially a-Twitter.
This was far more than that. This was a man burning down a party from the inside.