The gloves are off in the Republican race and frontrunner Donald Trump was at the forefront of feisty exchanges in the latest debate to pick a candidate for this year's US presidential election.
Amid clashes mainly with chief challenger Ted Cruz, he broached topics that have worked well for him in the polls.
We have no borders.
Our vets are being treated horribly.
Illegal immigration is beyond belief.
Our country is being run by incompetent people and yes, I am angry.
But anger seemed to be all over the stage in South Carolina as hopefuls attack each other.
Doubts raised by Trump over Cruz’s eligibility to stand because of his birth in Canada were dismissed by the Texas Senator.
You know back in September, my friend Donald (Trump) said that he had had his lawyers look at this from every which way and there was no issue there, there was nothing to this birther issue.
Now, since September the Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers have.
But as they fought among themselves, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, struggling to lift his own campaign,reminded Republicans of their real enemy.
We can defeat Hillary Clinton because she is a disaster.
Our country can rise up again.
Because every person here is better than Hillary Clinton.
This sixth debate comes as the clock ticks towards February 1 in Iowa, the first contest in the race to choose the nominee.