The Republican Debate Got Off To An Awkward Start

Saturday night’s Republican debate got off to a rather rocky start.

After being called to the stage, Dr. Ben Carson waited on the sidelines as other candidates passed him to walk out to their podiums. Somehow, Donald Trump ended up right beside Carson smiling as the cameras panned across the stage — seemingly as confused as we were.

Despite repeated pleas from the production crew, Carson and Trump didn’t move until the moderators asked them to join the rest of the candidates on stage. As the entire episode played out on live TV, it could really only be described in one word: awkward.