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Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate intel panel has not seen Nunes surveillance documents: lawmakers With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE and Ted CruzTed CruzHow 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE tag teamed Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCain says he hasn't met with Trump since inauguration Mulvaney: Let states figure out 'essential health benefits' How President Trump can restore sanity to America's labor laws MORE on Thursday in the latest GOP presidential debate, and were spotted shaking hands behind the businessman's back during a commercial break.
CNN, which hosted the debate in Houston, shared images of the moment on Friday morning, showing Cruz and Rubio stepping away from their lecterns to shake hands while Trump and Ben Carson remained at their mics.
Trump spent the night swatting away a continuous stream of attacks on his business record and campaign proposals led by Rubio, who mocked the real estate tycoon for repeating himself instead of providing more details on his healthcare proposal.
Cruz also leveled a series of attacks at Trump, painting him as a liberal and going after an ongoing fraud lawsuit over his namesake university.