Trump v. Rand Kicks Off GOP Fight Night

The Republican debate began Thursday evening with Rand Paul shouting at Donald Trump. Fox News Host Bret Baier's first question was more of a request: would any candidate unwilling to pledge that he would not endorse the eventual Republican nominee, or that he would not run as a third party candidate, raise his hand? Only one hand went up: the orange-hued one belonging to The Donald.

As Trump assured Baier that he understood the implications of such an answer, Rand Paul, sensing an opportunity, pounced, shouting: "He's already hedging his bets because he's used to buying politicians!"

Trump retorted by saying he had contributed to Rand, so perhaps Rand wasn't the best person to lob such a criticism. Nick Confessore, of The New York Times, Tweeted: "I actually don't see any contributions in our database from Trump to Rand Paul…However, it looks like Trump has contributed to Rand Paul's medical charity."