AWKWARD! The Republican debate had a rocky start on Feb. 6 when both Ben Carson and Donald Trump failed to take the stage after their names were called. Of course, within moments, Twitter erupted with some crazy tweets about it!
As the Feb. 6 Republican debate began in New Hampshire, apparently Ben Carson and Donald Trump weren’t quite ready to take the stage. Ben was the second of the seven candidates to be called, and after he missed his cue, he caused a pretty uncomfortable traffic jam that Donald joined right in. As they stood together looking a bit confused, Ben and Donald left everyone even more puzzled about what had just happened!
After Chris Christie was called to the stage, Ben must have missed his cue amidst the loud applause, because he simply stood in the walkway after the moderators called his name. Just as he was ready to finally go after the stage manager urged him to move, he heard Ted Cruz‘s name be called and immediately stopped — which then caused possibly the most embarrassing entry in debate history!
But while the other candidates had no problem passing Ben, of course Donald wasn’t going to miss the chance to be part of the weird opening! He slowly walked out to join Ben and pretty much refused to take the stage until he was formally called last. Watch a video of the strange moment below, and take a look at the hilarious reactions the awkwardness sparked!
Well, that was awkward #GOPDebate
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 7, 2016
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) February 7, 2016
— Rocky Mountain Mike (@RockyMntnMike) February 7, 2016
With that opening, Steve Harvey should be moderating the #GOPDebate
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) February 7, 2016
roll call is hard… #GOPDebate
— Hannah Cranston (@HannahCranston_) February 7, 2016
— Brian Miller (@b_rianmiller) February 7, 2016
Thought Trump and Carson were trying to make a statement. Turns out it was probably “We’re weird.”
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) February 7, 2016
Did you see Ben miss his cue, Hollywoodlifers? Why do you think Donald didn’t take the stage when he was called either? Tell us below!