Candidates speak to media after first GOP debate

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CLEVELAND (August 6, 2015) - It was just as lively and fiery as many had expected.

Thursday's first GOP Presidential debate featured a number of heated exchanges, many involving Donald Trump, who started off by saying he could not commit to taking a pledge to support the eventual Republican candidate- refusing to close the door on a possible third party candidacy.

Trump also made headlines on the issue of immigration.

"This was not a subject on anyone’s mind until I brought it up," said Trump. "Our leaders are stupid."

The top ten candidates (Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich) were chosen based on recent polling data.

Watch the video above to see reaction from the candidates in the prime time debate, and watch the video below to see reaction from the "second tier" candidates featured in the first afternoon forum.

And don't forget to join us for more analysis of the race for President on Sunday morning’s edition on FOX59 IN Focus.