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Watch the Super Awkward Introduction of the GOP Debate

A belated entrance


The GOP primary has had its share of uncomfortable moments, but nothing thus far has been as awkward as the introduction to this evening’s ABC debate. Apparently no one briefed the candidates on what to do as they were being called onto the stage. That might explain why a befuddled Ben Carson hesitated after being named, forcing the other candidates to push past him. Moments later, Trump too declined to enter when called, perhaps because the announcers had forgotten to name Kasich—who was literally left waiting in the wings until Marco Rubio, of all people, introduced him. The whole thing played out like an especially embarrassing incident from Veep. Have a look for yourself: