America Last: GOP Debate Focuses on Middle East, Europe, China, Venezuela Before Domestic Issues

Republican presidential candidates from left, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, forme
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The Republican primary presidential debate focused heavily on foreign policy in the first hour while placing domestic policy issues at the back end.

Issues of immigration, economy, wages, social issues, and others received no mention from the moderators in the opening question, opting instead to focus on Israel’s war in Gaza, the funding in Ukraine, and our policy on China. In fact, a single question on the American economy did not come until 9:07 p.m. ET — over an hour after the debate began. People on social media appeared to take notice:

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