One of the most important topics of the 2016 presidential race to the White House is the American economy. Even so, American viewers waited for over an hour until CNN moderator Jake Tapper brought up a question on the economy. Instead of asking the candidates a substantive policy question, Tapper went with the more ‘entertainment value question’ about Carly Fiorina’s history as the CEO of Hewlett Packard. The first question on the state of the economy quickly devolved into back and forth between frontrunner Donald Trump and Fiorina on their successes and failures as CEOs. Christie, however, quickly put an end to it.

“While I’m as entertained as anyone by this personal back-and-forth about the history of Donald and Carly’s careers, the 55-year-old construction worker out in that audience tonight who doesn’t have a job. I got to tell you the truth, they could care less about their careers. They care about theirs.”

Speaking on the middle-class struggling in America, Christie announced, “let’s start talking about those issues and stop this childish back and forth!” Christie helped shift the conversation from a resume battle towards tax policy and how the candidates plan to help the American people. Please engage with the clip from the debate below and tell us what you think!

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