Republican frontrunner Donald Trump defended the size of both his hands and his, ahem, manhood Thursday night during a particularly juvenile section of the debate, saying “I guarantee you there’s no problem” there.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) had joked on the campaign trail that Trump had small hands, “and you know what what they say about guys with small hands,” implying Trump was not well-endowed.
After Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted Rubio on why he had begun going to personal attacks on the campaign trail, Rubio responded that he wanted to get back to substance during the debate.
He added Trump’s personal attacks throughout the campaign had generated tons of media coverage.
“Well, I also happen to call him a lightweight, OK, and I have said that,” Trump said. “So I would like to take that back. He’s really not that much of a lightweight. I have to say this. He hit my hands.”
Trump held up his hands for the audience.
“Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they’re small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee you,” Trump said.
The crowd whooped and the debate moderators quickly moved on. The first half-hour of the debate has been marked by constant arguing and interrupting by Rubio and Trump, whose war of words has escalated dramatically over the past two weeks.