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The fifth republican debate, hosted by CNN, took place in Las Vegas last night. The nine participating candidates made several bold claims, and we here at Funny Or Die won’t let them go unchecked.

The fifth republican debate, hosted by CNN, took place in Las Vegas last night. The candidates made several bold claims, and we checked their truthfulness below.


Carly Fiorina: “Hillary Clinton and I are different! We have different haircuts that’s how you can tell!”
→True

Jeb Bush: “Everyone loves an underdog!”
→False

Ted Cruz: “I’m happy to be here and not scared at all.”
→False

John Kasich: “I got to get a new tie for this!”
→True

Chris Christie: “It’s normal, and not worth mentioning, that my last name is a fun cute version of my first name”
→False

Ben Carson: “I’ve saved lives in the operating room, so, logic dictates, I should get to take some lives too.”
→False

Marco Rubio: “I wish George W. Bush was my brother”
→True

Ted Cruz: “No, an alien bug is not living inside me controlling my body a la Edgar from Men In Black.”
→True

Ted Cruz: “And I don’t understand why people keep asking me that!”
→False

Rand Paul: “Yes, I’m for a small government, but no, I’m not going to diminish the role of the president so all he has to do is sit around the white house having statues of him made all day, every day.”
→False

Jeb Bush: [indiscernible whimpering]
→True

John Kasich: “This stage is so big!”
→True

Rand Paul: “Rolls right off the tongue: Rand.”
→False

Marco Rubio: “What I did in 2013 isn’t pertinent. Besides, everybody has forgotten that weird thing where I kept reaching for a tiny water bottle over and over.”
→False

Carly Fiorina: “I’ve been happy before.”
→False

Jeb Bush: “I usually get what I want, and this is very frustrating for me.”
→True

Donald Trump: “I could be king of this stupid country.”
→True

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