charleston - It was one of the last chances for the opposing candidate Donald Trump to attack directly to the popular real estate tycoon, before the first election on February 1 starting in Iowa.
And that happened Thursday night also plenty during the Republican debate at the Coliseum in Charleston (South Carolina), broadcast by TV channel Fox. Seven presidential candidates were on the main stage, but especially Trump was under fire.
Senator Ted Cruz from Texas who on his heels is in Iowa, shared some touching blows to the much talked millionaire from New York. Trump reluctantly admitted that Cruz lately doing better than he expected, but he also reiterated full of bravado that he still is miles ahead in the polls.
Trump to doubt that Cruz, who has an American passport but was born in Canada, should be president. Trump, son of a Scottish mother, but the ball got bounced hard.
Once again produced by fireworks, just like the previous Republican debates that are viewed much better than that of the Democrats that Hillary Clinton without much counteract the nomination seems to drag in.
But the success of Trump also creates a split in the Republican Party. Several party officials see it sit the disputed Trump alleges their party and immigrants and Muslims and insults take no mince words.
Meanwhile, however, the party seem too serious to reckon with Trump continues to lead. At first it was thought that his success was short-term, he now leads the polls for months.
And there seems to be no change after the debate last night. For all the attacks towards him are always hard, the voter remains faithful Trump and finally feels taken seriously again by him.