There has been so much mendacity, so much hypocrisy, so much responding to question while looking down and to the right to avoid eye contact while saying, "Uh, uh, uh, what you fail to consider is that we inherited a lot bigger mess than anyone imagined...." or some other such bilge.
This is specifically to remind the devious pretender which cow eats what cabbage. The Republicans did not have any problem dealing with the CNBC midgets. They chewed them up and spit them out. Remember. And then they took a bit of a victory lap as they should have after the "debate". Cruz especially showed why he may well finally win the nomination and the election.
Using the example of challenging the "toughness" of the Republican field standing up to Putin was not well advised in that you, Barry, were caught, in flagrante delicto, thereby essentially committing treason; conspiring with Russian thugs against American and allied interests, "Until after the elections".
El Gringo Viejo