O'Malley Gets Big Cheer With Imaginative Slam of Trump
'Immigrant-bashing carnival barker'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Martin O'Malley take the stage in Des Moines.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – The Democratic debate Saturday night has been a relatively subdued, substantive affair, but Martin O'Malley roused the crowd by labeling Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." O'Malley made the slam when asked about whether the US should be worried about securing its border from undocumented immigrants. Instead, he made the case for a path to citizenship, declaring that the nation's symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a border fence. O'Malley has used similar language previously against Trump, but this got the biggest applause of the debate in its first hour, notes the Atlantic live blog.