Former President Donald Trump is continuing his epic stonewalling of the Republican National Committee’s attempt to bring him into the fourth debate stage with his RINO competitors.
Trump announced on Thursday that he intends to hold an “end of the year” fundraiser in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
The event will take place next week on December 6th, the same evening of the fourth debate sponsored by NewsNation, The Megyn Kelly Show on Sirius XM, the Washington Free Beacon, and Rumble.
According to a Trump source, the former president cited waning interest in the GOP debates, which notably underperformed without his presence, causing previous sponsors like Fox News to slash their advertising rates due to plummeting viewership.
Trump recently called on RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to cancel the remainder of the debate season, arguing he is “too many points” ahead to participate in them.
The committee is considering a proposal next week to let GOP presidential contenders participate in unofficial debates and forums, Trending Politics reported.
Strict rules governing the debate schedule now threaten to allow candidates future opportunities at official debates only if they align with the RNC’s format.
Sources told The Washington Post that the RNC has not scheduled future debates.
This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis went head-to-head with California Governor Gavin Newsom on Fox News.
DeSantis has previously called for “more freewheeling debates” and challenged President Trump to one-on-one debates,
During the last debate, Trump sat for an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson, surpassing the first debate’s ratings.
Before the interview, Trump spoke before union members protesting in Michigan, which panicked
He also held a Florida rally that reminded viewers about his ability to command large crowds of adoring fans.
However, some candidates who qualified for previous debates may need help to be eligible for the new one.
Candidates must get at least 6 percent in two approved national polls or 6 percent in one poll from two separate early-voting states:
Participants also need at least 80,000 unique donors and 200 individual donors per state or territory in over 20 states.