Trump Says He Will Skip Next Debate
Donald Trump made clear Friday what Gov. Gary Herbert and other Utah Republicans have feared: He has no interest in participating in the GOP’s March 21 presidential debate in Salt Lake City.
“We’ve had enough debates,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida. “I mean, how many times do you have to give the same answer to the same question?”
Trump also said he was not aware of the upcoming GOP presidential debate in Salt Lake City, which was added last month to the schedule by the Republican National Committee, and didn’t see a need for it.
“I didn’t know there was a next debate,” Trump said. “Can I be honest with you? I think it’s time to end the debates. No, I didn’t know about the debate in Salt Lake City.”
Huh. I did. But then, I guess I follow politics a little more closely than this buffoon. If it’s not on the tube, he doesn’t know about it.
Rubio may well be out by that point. Ted Cruz debating an all-but-non-existent John Kasich? Not sure they’re going to bother holding that event.
I remain disappointed at the lack of substantive questions put to Trump in the last debate. Cruz seems to be coasting as if he thinks that Rubio will disappear Wednesday (which I hope is true) and that he has it sewn up if Rubio drops out (not so sure). But then, Cruz is the candidate and I am not. I’m not sure I’m in a position to fault his political instincts.
But hey, if being an American means anything, it means having the right to hold, and loudly express, an uninformed and possibly wrong opinion.
P.S. As an instructive lesson on how the media treats Trump, watch Marco Rubio here bemoaning the coverage that Trump gets for saying silly and controversial things, such as encouraging people to beat up protesters. Good point, but where was this guy in the debate? Watch closely around :39, where, at the exact moment Rubio decries the media giving Trump’s buffoonery too much coverage, a box pops up in the bottom right-hand portion of the screen, highlighting . . . an upcoming Trump rally.
The irony is so rich, if this happened in a movie, you’d criticize the screenwriter for laying it on so thick.