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Trump And Walker Debate: Who’s The Bigger Loser?

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Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Donald Trump got into a heated dispute over who has the better record at avoiding failure at the second Republican debate Wednesday on CNN.

“Mr. Trump, we don’t need an apprentice in the White House,” Walker said. “We have one right now. He told us all the things we wanted to hear back in 2008. We don’t know who you are or where you’re going. We need someone who can actually get the job done.”

Trump quickly fired back: “In Wisconsin, you’re losing $2.2 billion right now. I would do so much better than that.”

“Mr. Trump, you’re using the talking points of the Democrats,” Walker replied. “That failed three times in four and a half years when I got elected, because it is working. We balanced a budget.”

National unions and their supporters opposed reforms Walker implemented in 2011, which curbed union power and allowed state employees to choose whether they want to pay union dues.

“You took four major projects into bankruptcy over and over and over again,” Walker continued. “You can’t take America into bankruptcy.”

“I never went bankrupt, by the way, as you know, everybody knows,” Trump replied. “That’s what’s wrong with politicians in Washington right now. They think we can take a country into bankruptcy.”

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