Donald Trump Explains Why He Won’t Be Doing Any Republican Debates

Former President Donald Trump announced on Sunday he won’t attend the upcoming Republican primary debates, pointing to his substantial lead in opinion polls as an indication of his popularity among voters for the 2024 election.

“New CBS POLL, just out, has me leading the field by ‘legendary’ numbers,” he said. “TRUMP 62%, 46 Points above DeSanctimonious (who is crashing like an ailing bird!), Ramaswamy 7%, Pence 5%, Scott 3%, Haley 2%, Sloppy Chris Christie 2%, “Aida” Hutchinson 1%. The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had, with Energy Independence, Strong Borders & Military, Biggest EVER Tax & Regulation Cuts, No Inflation, Strongest Economy in History, & much more. I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!”

A recent CBS poll indicated Trump as the top choice for 62% of Republican voters. His nearest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, garnered 16%, while other candidates secured less than 10%.

The Margin of Error in the CBS/YouGov poll of 2,061 adult residents in the U.S. was +/- 5.7 points. Another Republican primaries poll released Sunday by InsiderAdvantage had the field breakdown as Trump 51, DeSantis 10, Ramaswamy 6, Pence 3, Haley 5, Scott 3, Christie 4, Hutchinson 2, Burgum 1, Elder 2, and Hurd 1. The poll had a Margin of Error of 3.6% and surveyed 750 Likely Republican Voters.

For some time, Trump hinted at not participating in the debate scheduled for Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He believes his commanding position in the polls reduces the need to provide an opportunity for his Republican counterparts to challenge him.

There was no immediate clarification from the Trump campaign about whether he indeed intended to abstain from all Republican debates.

According to The New York Times, Trump recorded an interview with former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, set to be released online on Wednesday. The platform for the interview’s release remains unspecified.

With Trump not participating in this week’s debate, DeSantis might become the primary target for other candidates aiming to establish themselves as the main contender to Trump. The victor of the Republican nomination will challenge Democratic President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.

Andrew Romeo, DeSantis’s campaign spokesperson, shared that the Florida governor is eager to present his presidential vision in Milwaukee.

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“No one is entitled to this nomination, including Donald Trump. You have to show up and earn it,” Romeo said on X.

Defense Attorney Marina Medvin, a DeSantis supporter, criticized the former president’s decision.

John Hassan pointed out that Donald Trump had once blasted Biden and Democrats for skipping debates.

“Going to be amazing when Biden’s advisors tell him to skip POTUS debates next fall and Trump+followers scream about how he’s scared,” Stephen L. Miller remarked.

But conservative commentator Jesse Kelly argued that it doesn’t matter.

“Don’t care that Trump isn’t doing the debates,” he said. “The primary voters will decide if they care. The voters have all the power. Stop stressing it one way or another. Always remember the most fundamental truth about this country: We get the government we deserve.”

By Melinda Davies
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10 months ago

President Trump does NOT have to show up for a ‘Biased Fox Debate, that will have Brett Baird AGAIN giving him Loaded Statements, disguised as his questions. Further, Trump doesn’t have to be the candidates’ “Pinata” as most have NOTHING to say about HOW they would “BRING BACK AMERICA
TO THE STATUS THAT POTUS TRUMP HAD US AT, COMPARED TO THE O/Biden Adm. that is ‘returning to the O/Hillary/Biden Agenda to shove this Republic towards the ‘NWO, wherein These Ego Maniacs think they are now, our “RULING CLASS” Let’s see If these candidates have Anything concrete to add to “Returning America to Trump’s, as he ‘DID MAGA’….Or is fatso Chris Christy, going to just bash Trump, to appeal to the hater Dems?

10 months ago

Personally, when he starts belittling his competition by name-calling like a little child, I lose all respect for him. I believe it shows what’s really inside his strictly capitalistic brain which is actually all he admires about this country. He doesn’t have a heart – everything’s about money to him and this kind of talk demonstrates his shallowness. And seeing what bliden’s been able to get away with for three years then to think of what THIS man could, it scares the hell out of me. I-don’t-trust-those-who-exist-without-a-soul.

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