Last night’s Republican debate was full of the off-kilter shenanigans we’re used to from a very colorful cast of candidates, including-but-not-limited-to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. On stage in Detroit last night during a Fox News engagement with the candidates, it didn’t take long for the shots to begin ringing off, and it couldn’t come at a more interesting time. Just hours before, 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney made some searing statements aimed at Donald Trump, calling him a “fraud” and a “phony,” prompting Trump to respond by telling everyone just how “desperate” Romney was for Trump’s endorsement back in 2012, when he challenged Obama for the Oval. “I could’ve said ‘Mitt, drop to your knees,’ and he would’ve dropped to his knees,” Trump said yesterday, “He was begging for my endorsement.”

Having dealt with that attack, Trump was still at the ready last night, and after he called out Marco Rubio for “lying” about his record, Trump engaged in a rather juvenile shouting match with Rubio, who was more than happy to engage, referring to Trump as “Big Donald,” after Trump tried to shoot Rubio down with “Little Marco.” It became such a pointless affair that even the host of the debate tried to tell the candidates that they were “better” than the spat they were having on national TV.

We’re not so sure about that though.