Shortly after the chaotic Democratic debate in South Carolina, the Trump campaign campaign called the party a “hot mess” as the seven candidates bickered and shouted over one other in fiery exchanges Tuesday night.
“The Democrat Party is a hot mess and tonight’s debate was further evidence that not one of these candidates is serious or can stand toe-to-toe with President Trump,” Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump campaign’s national press secretary, said in a statement. “The only thing that was clear in the chaos was that they’re all still running on Bernie Sanders’ big government socialist agenda. It doesn’t matter who emerges from the carnage, President Trump will dominate in November.”
Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, also weighed in on the debate in a tweet, calling it a “complete chaos.”
“The complete chaos we saw tonight shows that none of these Democrats deserve to be anywhere near the Oval Office,” McDaniel tweeted. “When we could hear over the crosstalk, we heard Democrats singing the same old song in support of socialism.”
Whether it’s tax hikes on every American, socialized medicine or open borders, their policies are not resonating because voters know they will not work.
In November, voters will overwhelmingly choose to continue this great American comeback & vote to re-elect @realDonaldTrump!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 26, 2020
The comment came after the two-hour messy debate featured chaotic exchanges with each one of the candidates launching a barrage of attacks against the Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). CBS moderators completely lost control throughout the debate, failing to moderate in what became a combative affair as candidates often interrupted and shouted loud over one another.
Tensions were high on Tuesday, as candidates used the last debate to sell themselves on a national stage before South Carolina’s primary on Saturday and critical Super Tuesday contest only 72 hours later.