Trump Decided He Will Do THIS Instead Of Final GOP Debate ‘Will Change Lives’
Thursday’s GOP debate on FOX News in Iowa will be smaller than ever this time—frontrunner Donald Trump has announced that he will not be participating. At the debate in August, Trump felt he was treated unfairly by moderator Megyn Kelly. He criticized her openly and, when it was announced she would moderate again, he refused to participate. “Fox is playing games,” Trump said. “They can’t toy with me like they toy with everybody else. Let them have the debate. Let’s see how they do with the ratings.”
This unprecedented move for a presidential candidate will leave just seven other candidates to take the stage: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, and John Kasich. While they will certainly be able to get more screen time and talk about Trump without his chance for rebuttal, his absence may not be as good for them as they’d think. That’s because although The Donald won’t be debating, he won’t be taking the night off.
Instead, Trump will be hosting a charity event for the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured soldiers and provides assistance for their families. He is holding it at the same time as the debate and also in Iowa. This could end up being a win-win for Trump: he won’t have to answer difficult debate questions and he’ll show solidarity with a conservative group with which he hasn’t had robust success lately. In any event, he’s still doing what he’s best at: generating buzz.
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