The previous President, Donald Trump, praised his decision to skip the Republican National Committee debates, stating it wasn’t wise to offer lesser-known candidates an opportunity to challenge him.
Trump made light of previous Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson, calling him disagreeable, labeled former New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie with a cheeky nickname, and gave Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, a moniker suggesting pretentiousness.
“Why would you even consider debating with such individuals?” Trump posed this question to his audience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This speech was broadcasted live on Newsmax.
“People should choose a sharp-witted leader, not a thoughtless one, correct?”
The upcoming debate in Miami might be the final GOP primary debate before the Iowa caucuses on January 15, 2024.
“My advisers recently informed me — not that their forecasts have always been spot-on; my own foresight is more accurate — that there’s a possibility of all subsequent debates being called off after the Miami one,” shared Trump. “Sounds logical, doesn’t it? Especially when leading by such a massive margin.”
Trump poked fun at his fellow GOP presidential hopefuls, highlighting their lackluster poll standings and their disappointment over not being able to share the debate podium with the ex-president given the vast lead he claims.
“There were murmurs of ‘Why is Trump not participating? He should step up and debate.’ But think about it, when you’re leading by 62 points, why would you?”