Trump doesn’t plan to join his 2024 GOP rivals on the debate stage in Milwaukee and instead plans to do an interview with Tucker Carlson: “Why Should I Debate?” I AM YOUR MAN’
- Former President Donald Trump does not plan to attend the first GOP debate
- The New York Times reported on Friday that he would likely sit down for an interview with Tucker Carlson instead.
- Trump has been strongly suggesting for months that he would ignore the Fox brand debate, pointing out he is voting far ahead of other 2024 hopefuls
Former President Donald Trump does not plan to attend the first Republican primary debate and will likely sit down for an online interview with former Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson instead.
The New York Times reported Friday on Trump’s plan to try to eclipse the GOP main field in the Fox News-sponsored debate by sitting down with the renegade ex-anchor from the conservative network.
Carlson was kicked off the network and his popular prime-time show in late April and has been streaming on Twitter ever since.
For months Trump has suggested he would snub the first debate – arguing that he is ahead of any of his competitors.
“A lot of people ask me whether or not I will do the DEBATES?” he posted to Truth Social Friday. “People know my record, one of the best of all time, so why should I argue?” I AM YOUR MAN. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! »
Former President Donald Trump (left) does not plan to attend the first Republican primary debate and will likely sit down for an online interview with former Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson (right) instead .
Trump slightly left the door open on Friday to appear at Wednesday’s debate in Milwaukee, but the New York Times reported he likely wouldn’t.
In the same article, Trump said that “ALL AMERICANS are crying out for a president of extremely high intelligence.”
“As everyone knows, my polling numbers, out of a ‘wonderful’ field of Republican candidates, are extraordinary,” he continued. “In fact, I’m leading whoever’s second by more than 50 points.
“Reagan didn’t, and neither did the others,” Trump also said.
Trump was referring to Reagan’s 1980 decision to skip the Des Moines Register Republican debate — which was the GOP’s first televised debate.
In Reagan’s case, the decision briefly backfired.
George HW had a great night and eventually won the Iowa caucuses.
Former President Donald Trump appeared in all but one GOP primary debate during the 2016 cycle
Reagan, however, became the eventual nominee and made Bush his running mate.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump also skipped a primary debate in Iowa because he was – as he is now – in conflict with Fox News Channel over the inclusion of moderator Megyn Kelly on the network. .
New York Times sources said Trump would likely skip the second GOP presidential debate as well.
It will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
The library’s high-profile speaker series snubbed Trump but invited critics including former Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two former GOP lawmakers to serve on the House Select Committee on Jan. 6.