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Republican Presidential Debate Underway In New Hampshire, Donald Trump Makes a Comeback


Republican presidential candidates gather in New Hampshire for the eighth GOP debate at 8 p.m. Saturday night. The debate, which would be the last one before New Hampshire hosts the nation’s first presidential primary on Tuesday, is hosted by ABC News and held at St. Anselm College.

After skipping the last GOP debate, Donald Trump will be center stage once again Saturday night’s Republican Presidential Debate. Other candidates include Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich.

During the debate, the Republican presidential candidates are given a chance to make their pitches to voters.

Meanwhile, Trump has defended his “temperament” at Saturday’s Republican presidential debate and said he challenges the criticism from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who said that he [Trump] would be a “trigger-happy commander in chief.”

“I actually think I have the best temperament,” Trump said, according to Fox News. During the debate, he also reminded the audience that he was actually not in favor of Iraq war.

“I was the only up here who said don’t go, don’t do it,” Trump said.

The anti-Trump vote is more in New Hampshire than it was in Iowa. Aside from Cruz and Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are also gaining good results in polls. In January, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had been gaining polularity but his numbers took a downslide in recent weeks.

The Republican Presidential Debate features the seven top-polling candidates. Those who did not make the cut included former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

Below are some of the updates from the debate on Twitter:

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