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Donald Trump has refused to participate in the Republican primary debates

Donald Trump has refused to participate in the Republican primary debates

In the presidential election, former President of the United States Donald Trump Don’t want to mix with enemies. On Sunday, August 20, he confirmed that he would not participate in the primary debates Republican Party.

“People know who I am and what a successful president I’ve served with energy independence, strong borders and military, huge tax and regulatory cuts, no inflation, the strongest in history and so many other things,” Donald Trump said. His truth social platform.

“I will not participate in the debates!”, he added, benefiting from 62% voting intentions in the Republican primary, or a 46-point lead over his fiercest rival, the Florida governor. Ron DeSantis. He was “cracking like a sick bird”, mocked the former president.

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Trump has not promised to honor primary results

A Republican debate is scheduled for Wednesday in Milwaukee, in the northeastern United States.

Seven candidates met the necessary criteria to participate. Donald Trump’s former Vice President Ron DeSantis and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum will attend. Mike PenceIts former ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

Also attending will be businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both of whom are threatening Ron DeSantis’ current runner-up spot in Iowa and New Jersey polls.Hampshire, the first state to vote in a primary.

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Republican officials have given Donald Trump until Monday to announce a decision on his possible participation. Despite his strong lead in the polls, the billionaire’s relatives fear his rivals will take advantage of his absence and launch a movement.

In 2016, after missing a debate, Donald Trump lost Iowa in the Republican primary to Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Ron DeSantis and other contenders could see the former president’s absence from Milwaukee as a boon.

As a condition of their participation, candidates must “respect the will of the voters in the primaries” and pledge to support the winner. But it is not clear how to enforce this rule. Donald Trump has already announced that he will not sign the pledge.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump will host an interview with Tucker Carlson, the former star anchor of Fox News, at the same time as the Milwaukee debate, the former aired on Twitter today. The candidate’s campaign team declined to confirm.

With AFP