Donald Trump got pushed on his most recent comments slamming Islam during a Republican debate on Thursday that lacked the vitriol and personal attacks of the last few.

CNN’s moderators focused on more substantive questions, with a lengthy exchange on trade, rather than baiting the candidates to attack each other. And Trump and company decided not to turn the debate into a spectacle as they have recently.

While Trump was asked about recent violence at his rallies, the moderators glaringly failed to ask one question, however. Trump was never asked about multiple accusations that his campaign manager physically assaulted a reporter earlier this week. Read more…

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Trump gets pushed on Islam hate, violence at rallies during GOP debate