Rival GOP campaigns complain Donald Trump broke debate rules

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Rival GOP Campaigns Complain Donald Trump Broke Debate Rules

The mudslinging continues in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, though this one isn't about the size of anyone's body parts ... hands or otherwise.

This time, it appears Donald Trump's rivals are complaining he broke the rules at the most recent presidential debate on Fox News.

You may have noticed as Fox tossed to commercial breaks Thursday night, some of the candidates left their podiums to head off stage. There may be a reason for that.

Click through reactions to the FOX News debate:

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Rival GOP campaigns complain Donald Trump broke debate rules
True on foreign policy—and literally everything else. #GOPdebate https://t.co/kP4j13iwQV
Donald Trump on his hand size: "I guarantee you there's no problem" #GOPDebate https://t.co/BpVgDDeMbq
Sounds like @realDonaldTrump is saying, without saying, that he did a little OTR winking on immigration @nytimes edit board. #GOPDebate
Amen to @foxnews for this graphic. I was screaming at tv for this. #GOPDebate https://t.co/L8YL0bXCjW
Of all the candidates, @JohnKasich has been the most consistent in strategy and message. #GOPDebate
Wow, @JohnKasich is having his best debate of the 2016 campaign. His balanced budget response hit 87% with my #GOPDebate group.
Uh, what about Flint? #GOPDebate
Live look in at this debate. https://t.co/5qGTBEucVc
WHAT IS THIS? #GOPDebate https://t.co/FoQw7QbttF
.@realDonaldTrump's pet names for his opponents: Lyin' Ted, Little Marco. #GOPDebate
#GOPdebate https://t.co/SGW200luN8
"He couldn't get elected dog catcher of Florida"-- @realDonaldTrump on @marcorubio || credit: @giphy https://t.co/zckWwzYvC0
@marcorubio : "When you're done with yoga, can I respond?" #GOPdebate
The first yoga burn of a presidential cycle. #GOPDebate

Rival campaign sources told CNN that Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski came on the stage to consult with the candidate and then refused to leave when Fox News staff confronted him.

The rival campaigns aren't happy because they say Fox News has made it clear candidates aren't allowed to talk to their campaign staff during commercial breaks. After Lewandowski's visit, Fox reportedly gave the thumbs up for other campaigns to talk to candidates to even things out.

Though to be fair, if we're going to talk about breaking debate rules, no one's squeaky clean here.

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