Trump says ‘NO!’ to currently scheduled 2024 Republican debates

by Summer Lane

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President Trump offered a resounding “NO!” when it came to the “hostile networks” hosting the 2024 Republican National Primary debates, hinting that he could possibly decline to attend the debates as they currently stand.

“I see that everybody is talking about the Republican Debates, but nobody got my approval, or the approval of the Trump Campaign, before announcing them,” he wrote on Truth Social on Tuesday. “When you’re leading by seemingly insurmountable numbers, and you have hostile Networks with angry, TRUMP & MAGA hating anchors asking the ‘questions,’ why subject yourself to being libeled and abused?”

In April, the RNC revealed that the first Republican primary debate would be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Last week, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced that the second presidential primary debate would be held at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

Trump expanded on the second debate location, adding, “Also, the Second Debate is being held at the Reagan Library, the Chairman of which is, amazingly, Fred Ryan, Publisher of The Washington Post. NO!”

Fox News reported that the first debate in Milwaukee will be called, “Fox News Republican Primary Debate with partners Young America’s Foundation and Rumble. The event is scheduled for August 2023.

According to Politico, the Reagan Library has previously been used as a location to host a Republican debate in 2015, when Trump was initially running for president as a first-time candidate.

At this time, Trump has emerged as the clear favorite among GOP primary polling. It is unclear who his primary political opponent for the 2024 nomination would be. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, California radio host Larry Elder, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy are the only other candidates who have entered the race at this point.

RSBN reported this week that Trump recently took a 45-point lead over potential political rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), via Clarity Campaign polling.

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