Jimmy Kimmel and CNN's Jake Tapper agree: Viewers want blood, Trump at the GOP debate

Jake Tapper, Jimmy Kimmel discuss the GOP debate
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Jake Tapper, one of the moderators at Wednesday night's CNN debate between Republican presidential candidates, was one of Jimmy Kimmel's guests on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. He defended CNN's decision to consciously spark brawls, noting the big fight between Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) over government surveillance at the first debate on Fox News. "I saw that, and I'm, like, that's what I want," Tapper said. "Like, a lot of those moments where I'm not really playing, but they're really debating the issues that are important."

Kimmel asked if Donald Trump is, in fact, indestructible. "He defies the laws of gravity in politics," Tapper agreed. "Every time he does something, pundits in Washington say, 'Oh, that's it — he's sunk,' and he goes up five points in the polls." Kimmel and Tapper agreed that one of the reasons voters are responding positively to Trump is that he actually answers (or at least considers) questions lobbed at him.

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