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Your moment of zen from the Republican debate



The funniest exchange in Thursday's Republican presidential debate came, of all things, in a discussion about whether Ted Cruz supported then-President George W. Bush's nomination of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. The funny part, which came some time after Trump had described his flexible stances on issues, had nothing to do with the substance itself -- and all to do with chair pose, downward dog and om.

To the transcript!

CRUZ: I wrote one op-ed supporting President Bush's nomination after he made it. I would not have made that nomination. But let me point out...

TRUMP: Not what you say in the op-ed.

CRUZ: ... if Donald actually cared about...

TRUMP: That is not what you said in the op-ed.

CRUZ: But, Donald, please, I know it's hard not to interrupt. But try.

TRUMP: Yeah, I know it is. But it's not what you said in the op-ed.

CRUZ: Breathe, breathe, breathe.

TRUMP: Lyin' Ted.

CRUZ: You can do it. You can breathe. I know it's hard. I know it's hard. But just...

RUBIO: When they're done with the yoga, can I answer a question?

CRUZ: You cannot.


RUBIO: Unbelievable.

CRUZ: I really hope that we don't -- we don't see yoga on this stage.

RUBIO: Well, he's very flexible, so you never know.



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