Thursday night’s debate was once again a race to the bottom to see what sort of wasteland Donald Trump would leave the Republican party in – and by extension, American Democracy. Anyone hoping for a “good time” was not disappointed as Trump once again set precedent in a way no one ever expected or even asked for.

During the debate, the candidate referred to comments Marco Rubio had made last week about the size of Trump’s hands. It is well documented that Trump is strangely insecure about the size of his tubby little piggies to the extent that the journalist who first pointed them out decades ago still gets photos to this day with captions like “See? Not so stubby.”

It sounds like Rubio is soon to be added to that mailing list as Trump took time out from the debate to defend his chubby digits – and his manhood as well.

“He hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I’ve never heard of this. Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands — if they’re small something else must be small — I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee you.”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com