President Donald Trump plans to ditch the first GOP presidential primary debate and instead do an interview with Tucker Carlson, where he can speak without being censored or interrupted.
Trump has decided to skip the debate and bypass the traditional route of presidential candidates because he is anything but a conventional candidate.
“We haven’t confirmed anything on our end,” a Trump campaign spokesperson noted on the debate when questioned about Trump’s plans with Tucker Carlson.
Trump is the leading Republican presidential candidate, and his absence from the debate will likely hurt media ratings.
Trump also questioned why he should participate in the debate when he is already walloping the competition, which makes sense.
Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social:
“Many people are asking whether or not I will be doing the DEBATES. ALL AMERICANS have been clamoring for a President of extremely High Intelligence.
As everyone is aware, my Poll numbers over a ‘wonderful’ field of Republican candidates are extraordinary.
In fact, I am leading the runner-up, whoever that may now be, by more than 50 Points. 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!”
The debate will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23 and be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News.
The RNC is proud to announce the @FoxNews Republican Primary Debate with Partners @YAF and @RumbleVideo,” the Republican National Committee tweeted in April.
Carlson launched a new show on X, formerly known as Twitter, which is unaffiliated with Fox News.