Former Texas governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry will never be allowed to live down his 2011 debate gaffe, in which he struggled to remember the third of three federal agencies he’d promised to eliminate if elected president.
Immediately following the debate, Perry told the reporters covering the event, “Yeah, it was embarrassing. Of course it was. But here’s what’s more important: People understand that our principles, our conservative principles, are what matter, not a litany of agencies that I think we need to get rid of.”
At the #CNNTownHall Tuesday night, GOP front-runner Donald Trump was asked by an audience member what he considered to be the top three functions of government. Eventually settling on national security to fill all three top slots, Trump named the government’s priorities to be national security, health care, and education — an answer which even seemed to surprise host Anderson Cooper.