Love him or hate him, real estate mogul Donald Trump is an entertaining figure who has a penchant for making people laugh. Here are the top five most hilarious Trump moments from Tuesday's debate.
1. Trump destroys Bush.
Trump vs. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) was a common theme in the debate. Bush declared that Trump would never be president, to which Trump responded:
"I'm at 42 and you're at 3. So, so far I'm doing better," Trump said. "You started off over here, Jeb," he added, pointing to the center of the stage where the leaders in the polls are positioned. "You're moving over further and further. Pretty soon you are going to be off the end."
2. Trump destroys Bush again.
One Trump vs. Bush isn't enough. There was a moment in which Bush attempted to interrupt Trump. As the flailing governor learned the hard way, interrupting the Donald never ends well: (emphasis bolded)
BUSH: September 30th you said...
TRUMP: Are you going to apologize, Jeb? No. Am I allowed to finish?
BLITZER: Just one at a time, go ahead...
TRUMP: Excuse me, am I allowed to finish?
BLITZER: Go ahead, Mr. Trump.
BUSH: A little of your own medicine there, Donald.
TRUMP: ... again...
BLITZER: Governor Bush, please.
TRUMP: I know you're trying to build up your energy, Jeb, but it's not working very well.
3. Trump destroys Bush for a third time.
It was a brutal night for Bush. He called Trump "a chaos candidate." Trump did not take that lightly.
"Jeb doesn't really believe I'm unhinged," Trump said. "He said that very simply because he has failed in this campaign. It's been a total disaster. Nobody cares. And frankly, I'm the most solid person up here. I built a tremendous company and all I want to do is make America great again."
4. Trump goes after CNN.
Bush was not only the person who drew the ire of Trump. Moderator and radio host Hugh Hewitt said to Bush, "Mr. Trump is not qualified to be president because he's not qualified to deal with Vladimir Putin. Why are you better qualified to deal with Vladimir Putin than Mr. Trump?"
After Bush's answer, Trump made it clear that he was not pleased with Hewitt's question.
"I think it's very sad that CNN leads Jeb Bush, Governor Bush, down a road by starting off virtually all the questions, 'Mr. Trump this, Mister' -- I think it's very sad," Trump said. "And, frankly, I watched -- I think it's very sad. And, frankly, I watched the first debate, and the first long number of questions were, 'Mr. Trump said this, Mr. Trump said that. Mr. Trump' -- these poor guys -- although, I must tell you, Santorum, good guy. Governor Huckabee, good guy. They were very nice, and I respect them greatly."
"But I thought it was very unfair that virtually the entire early portion of the debate was Trump this, Trump that, in order to get ratings, I guess. In order to get ratings, I guess," Trump continued.
When Hewitt interjected, Trump shot back, "Excuse me. I think it's very unprofessional."
5. Trump and Cruz's bromance.
After a brief sparring of words in previous days, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and Trump looked like best buddies on Tuesday's debate stage. When asked by moderator Dana Bash about calling Cruz a maniac, Trump responded, "I have gotten to know him over the last three or four days, he has a wonderful temperament. He’s just fine. Don’t worry about it."
Trump then said in jest to Cruz, "You better not attack" when Bash pivoted to him.