Martin O'Malley earns thunderous applause by calling Donald Trump an 'immigrant-bashing carnival barker'

Martin OMalley speaks at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson dinner.
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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley finally got a moment in the spotlight during the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa Saturday night, with an elaborate Donald Trump insult, calling the Republican frontrunner an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker."

His insult, which was met with thunderous applause, ended with a hilarious mic drop: "Fact check me."

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