Trump Opens GOP Debate Defending His…Um, Manhood
'I guarantee you there's no problem'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Donald Trump defended the size of his penis during the opening of Thursday's GOP debate. So things started off well.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(Newser) – Donald Trump used the opening minutes of Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit to defend the size of his penis, CNN reports. "Look at those hands. Are they small hands?" Trump said. "[Rubio] referred to my hands—if they're small something else must be small. I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee you." You can watch the clip here. According to the New York Daily News, Trump's comment follows this quote from Marco Rubio during a rally in Virginia last weekend: "I'll admit he's taller than me, he's 6-foot-2, which is why I don't understand why he has hands the size of someone who's 5-foot-2."

Twitter quickly seized on the moment. "Imagine having so much money that the biggest stressor in your whole life is other grown men saying you probably have a little penis," tweets a Deadspin blogger. "That's the kind of penis this country needs," jokes a Salon writer. But not everyone was so amused. "These remarks came, I will remind readers, during a debate where four men are debating their merits for the highest office of the United States of America, a country founded 240 years ago by men and women who fought and died to defend the idea that the common man should be able to determine their own destiny and their own leaders," Clare Malone writes for FiveThirtyEight.