Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, second from left, gestures as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich watch him in the Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan, Thursday, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — Picking up right where they left off, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio traded a new round of insults at the start of the 11th Republican presidential debate Thursday night, and then Trump made a crude sexual reference before the two pledged to try to focus more on policy.
Rubio justified his attacks on Trump by saying the billionaire businessman had “basically mocked everybody” over the past year. Trump countered with a feint, saying he’d called Rubio a “lightweight” in the past but “he’s really not that much of a lightweight.”