With just three days until January 9’s New Hampshire primary, Saturday’s debate was already set up to be a tense affair. Whether it’s the Iowa machinations of Ted Cruz, the polarizing Donald Trump, and candidates like John Kasich and Chris Christie making their last stand in the Granite State, the stage was set for a number of potentially fraught confrontations.
Unfortunately, a mix-up during ABC News’s introduction of the candidates made things even less comfortable. Watch some of the highlights below:
Jeb Bush & Donald Trump
Jeb Bush and Donald Trump shared a tense moment:
Ben Carson was not introduced as he prepared to step out:
ATTN founder Jarrett Moreno summed up the affair:
Carson later joked at his confusion at not being introduced second, as expected.
The Independent Journal Review later added a soundtrack to its Vine of the incident: