February 08, 2016

Donald Trump showed tremendous respect for Ben Carson on Saturday at the debate. Here's how

StaffRebel Columnist

It was caught on camera, but not acknowledged.

During the ABC Debate on Saturday, after Chris Christie was first introduced, Ben Carson was called out. As Christie made it to the stage, Carson , who was already on the way to the stage, didn't hear his name called.

Basically, Ted Cruz had his named called and Carson still had no idea he was already supposed to be on stage.

When Trump's name was called, instead of going straight to the stage, he stayed back with Carson and made what was certainly an awkward moment for the doctor a less anxious one.

As Jeb Bush is called, you can see him pat Trump on the shoulder – whether this was to acknowledge Trump's classy play or to indicate he was passing is tough to tell.

In any case, when you watch the entrances on video you can't mistake Trump's class being on display.

It's a nice moment from what was an otherwise memorable debate mainly for Chris Christie taking it to Marco Rubio over his repeated talking points.

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commented 2016-02-13 18:01:05 -0500
He did the right thing, good for him
commented 2016-02-12 18:49:01 -0500
Trump… man of the people, saviour of the little guy, … they said the same about Hitler.. You should ask Donald baby what he thinks about unions… Hitler dissolved them all …
commented 2016-02-12 18:46:58 -0500
Where can I call for an audit of Rebelmedia? See who’s signing the cheques? This is not a journalistic organization as much as a front for political consensus manufacturing through extreme reporting and sometimes outright falsehoods. This rag will get pulled like Sun TV for gross misconduct. Not soon enough.
commented 2016-02-12 18:43:31 -0500
Who cares… the guy is a fascist, like his old man (arrested at a KKK riot in NYC in the 20’s) . The Nazis set up “Rebel” media outlets in film, radio and start preaching lies and misinformation, unchecked stories and exaggerations, mainly about foreigners … sound familiar?
commented 2016-02-08 19:08:39 -0500
OK, That was class.
commented 2016-02-08 17:33:32 -0500
Brave Zulu, I’m glad you are back and posting comments!
commented 2016-02-08 15:15:00 -0500
Having spent a lot of time in the US of A recently, I have seen the anger in America.

Everything Trump says at the front of the crowd is being said at the kitchen tables of “working Americans”

Only Trump has the power to say it in public and have it resonate.

Unfortunately Canada will negate his Presidency if he is elected – because we have a white obama in power.
commented 2016-02-08 14:32:28 -0500
Only Accuna and Coupland see his conduct in a negative light. Trolling the press Jon? Are you transforming into a Lefty in front of our eyes???
He was waiting his turn, didn’t want Carson standing there on his own feeling foolish. Get it? I think you guys are reading WAY too much into it.
commented 2016-02-08 14:21:44 -0500
Trump is the best chance for the survival of the western world.
commented 2016-02-08 13:56:07 -0500
My option has never changed, I like Trump and always have. His style is what America needs after Obama.
commented 2016-02-08 13:45:44 -0500
January 25 survey of 2,000 American Muslims presidential candidate support. Hillary-52% Sanders-22%. Trump-7%. Muslim support for Trump is higher than all the rest of the republican candidates combined. Could this be the 7% of Muslims who actually left their shithole countries looking for a better life and don’t want to see that shithole crap following them to America?
commented 2016-02-08 13:34:30 -0500
What a nightmare.

Bravo, I believe Trump has some humanity as well as gumption. I have no idea who would make the best leader out of the contenders left. I’m not convinced Trump is the man for the job, but he might be. He is a bit of a wild card. He has left a lot to the imagination, some of its good some not so good.

What would have been even more impressive, would have been if Cruz, Rubio and Bush rather than barging past Carson, had all waited as Trump did, in solidarity with their Republican running mate. The MC would have then been forced to start that part of the roll call over again. Or if the MC had just said to all the backed up men standing with Carson,“gentlemen please proceed to your podium’s”, since they had already been introduced separately. It wasn’t a good look for Carson. It was a bad look for Cruz, Rubio and Bush, so in that regard Trump came off looking good.
commented 2016-02-08 13:30:24 -0500
In case Canadians have never seen it before, this is what REAL leadership looks like.

Trump is the classiest act.
commented 2016-02-08 13:22:37 -0500
Beautiful to observe chivalry in action.

commented 2016-02-08 12:37:27 -0500
That was what you call being a decent human being. My hat goes off to Mr. Trump on this one.
commented 2016-02-08 12:06:55 -0500
Simply proving what many people already know – despite his bombastic style – Trump has more class in his little finger than the black obama in the US of A or the white obama in Canada.

A true story that is not well known.

Trump broke down on a highway during a storm several years ago – he was picked up by an old farmer and and his wife.

They did not know who Trump was.

They took Trump back to their farm where Trump spent the night and was fed by the family.

A few days after Trump went home he sent an assistant to the town near the farmers residence – found out who his banker was – and paid off the farmers mortgage.

All unknown to the farmer until the transaction had been completed.

There is far more to Trump than many realize – or – in many cases – are willing to realize.
commented 2016-02-08 11:44:32 -0500
Carson, and possibly Trump, were announced by the lady moderator who has a different voice and was miked differently. She also talked during the applause, which made what she said indistinct. I think it’s credible that Carson and Trump were both a little unsure what the intention was. Surely they knew their order of appearance, and they would have had stage hands talking to them, sending them out in sequence. But Carson only heard applause from the previous candidate and, sauntering slowly, he did not hear a name announce until he was about to round the corner and heard CRUZ’ name announced. What would you do? I think what Carson did was exactly the right thing. Trump’s action was either exactly of the same kind (he faced the same type of introduction) or as you say, he was doing something classy to help out Carson in his sticky situation.

The announcers only made it worse when trying to fix things at the end. I note that, after Trump, the female voice SHOUTED names. She must have understood that she was being lost in background noise, probably because of the miking and her poor timing. To the degree that confusion reined, I place that entirely on the moderators and the technical people at the network. Not the candidates.
commented 2016-02-08 11:22:47 -0500
“What President has not been egotistical?”
add to that list: Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford
commented 2016-02-08 11:01:46 -0500
@jon coupland I guess Carson has a short attention span.
commented 2016-02-08 10:41:53 -0500
If you listen carefully, Ben Carsons name had already been called and he must not have heard it. Carson wasn’t slandered. Only Trump knows what his true motives were. I believe there was part of him that thought there was an injustice but judging by his history, there is a part of him that wanted publicity. He has been trolling the press the whole way. I would not vote for him unless all others were out. I think Ted Cruz is the most serious candidate because he is a true Conservative where Trump is not. I would rather Trump than Hillary or Sanders but Cruz is the best man for the job.. He is a legislator and has experience. If he were to take Trump with him on the ticket I wouldn’t oppose that. Trump is a good businessman.
commented 2016-02-08 10:37:17 -0500
“What President has not been egotistical?”
Ronald Regan
commented 2016-02-08 10:06:13 -0500
I probably would vote for Trump simply because is not a politician, because he is blunt and bombastic. The US needs a non-politician and one who will say and do what it takes to make the US strong again. Sure he is egotistical. What President has not been egotistical? Whatever. I have no official “say” in the matter anyway.
commented 2016-02-08 09:46:00 -0500
I still would not vote for the egomaniac. he was pandering to blacks. see it for what it is . ‘classy’ is not who trump is. hissy fit Donald is the real guy.