If you missed the most recent debate of the Republican presidential hopefuls last week, don’t worry. We are happy to recreate it for you today, using performances from operas that come eerily close to the real thing.
Wolf Blitzer arrives to moderate the debate . . .
Donald J. Trump makes his opening statement . . .
Jeb Bush reacts and responds . . .
Carly Fiorina issues her opening statement . . .
Ben Carson’s opening statement clarifies his grasp of world affairs . . .
Marco Rubio’s opening remarks center on national defense . . .
Ted Cruz explains his immigration policies . . .
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clash over immigration policy . . .
John Kasich tries to bring civility back to the proceedings . . .
The candidates depart the debate . . .