Former President and 2024 Presidential Candidate Donald Trump took to Truth Social to explain what he’s going to do about the GOP presidential debates, saying that he has no intention of showing up to the debates with the other candidates.
It looks like, instead of appearing, he will be doing a sit-down interview with Tucker Carlson for “Tucker on Twitter” that will air at the same time as the GOP debates, thus drawing an audience away from the Establishment GOP circus and Fox News and toward Tucker Carlson and Trump.
Posting about that on Truth Social, Trump first drew attention to recent polling showing him far ahead of anyone else, saying, “New CBS POLL, just out, has me leading the field by “legendary” numbers. 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%.”
Continuing, Trump then connected that extremely strong polling to why he has no interest in bickering with the other candidates on the debate stage, saying, “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!”
Trump also attacked GA Governor Brian Kemp, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former VP Mike Pence for trying to weaponize the government against him, saying, “How nice, a really beautiful reunion! Three people that I indisputably got Elected, two Governors and a V.P., Brian Kemp of Georgia, Mike Pence of Indiana, & Ron DeSanctimonious of Florida, just met, most likely to talk about the “weather,” or perhaps to discuss how they can stop the Weaponization of Georgia Law, working with the DOJ and others, against their absolutely, all time favorite President, ME. All three have been just wonderful, so loyal and nice. It’s great to have friends like this!”
And in yet another post he blasted his recent indictment, saying, “Just think of it! They (Crooked Joe Biden and his Thugs!) Indict me, and their whole campaign is that “Trump is Indicted.” Does that sound fair to anyone? Am I allowed to do such a horrible and unconstitutional thing if, and when, I win the Presidency? We are entering really dangerous territory!!!”
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said she is still holding out hope Trump will show up, telling Maria Bartiromo, “I’m still holding out hope that President Trump will come! I think it’s so important that the American people hear from all the candidates.”
She added that there will be a large smattering of others who will show up, saying, “But there’s a lot of candidates that have qualified. We’re at seven right now that have officially qualified with the small dollar donations, with the polling threshold in the pledge. And then we’ve got some that are on the cusp. So we’re going to be looking at polls the next few days or three or four that are waiting for 1 percent in one more national poll to make that debate stage.”
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