Trump set to skip GOP debate, do interview with Tucker Carlson, report claims

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump has been teasing his decision regarding whether he will attend the GOP presidential primary debates ahead of the 2024 election, but a new report from The New York Times has claimed to clear the air on the situation, citing “multiple people briefed on the matter.”

According to the NYT, the president will reportedly pass on attending the first GOP primary debate next week in Milwaukee and instead sit down for an online interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has been blowing up the internet lately with his new independent show on X, “Tucker on Twitter.”

This past week, Carlson sat down for an in-depth interview with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and has previously interviewed Democrat presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Trump could potentially upstage the GOP primary debate by participating in another event. If the NYT report proves to be accurate, the president’s possible interview with Tucker Carlson could be poised to light up the internet.

On Friday morning, the president hinted that he would not be attending the debates, writing on Truth Social and highlighting his dominant poll numbers. He concluded, “Reagan didn’t do it, and neither did others. People know my Record, one of the BEST EVER, so why would I Debate? I’M YOUR MAN. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

On Friday afternoon, the Trump campaign had not yet confirmed whether the NYT’s report was accurate.

This is a developing story.

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