It is typical of President Donald J. Trump to be an outlier and outsider in politics and to act in a manner that is radically different from the norm. Trump, who is vying for president in 2024, has received consistent and overwhelming support from the American people, who respect and adore him for being unlike every other political creature.
It is true that the established political order receives consistent financial support from those who profit from a centralized government and the established political system. This system is known as the “administrative state,” and it does not constitute the majority. In fact, the administrative states are losing their once-impressive control over the American people as Trump’s popularity increases.
Trump’s and his campaign’s approach to the traditional presidential debates exemplifies how drastically different he is from his competitors. Trump is running for president with an odd assortment of Republicans. Trump must first secure the Republican nomination and defeat the other candidates; however, he has decided to forego all Republican challenger debates.
People are astonished and outraged that Trump will not participate in a system that the public views as corrupt and manipulated.
Trump’s participation in the 2016 GOP debate was disastrous for his Republican opponents. As seen in this archival footage, it helped to establish Trump’s populist-nationalist credibility with the American people.
All other GOP Presidential candidates should be thanking Almighty God that Donald Trump has decided not to do the debates. The last time that man got on a debate stage he ended entire family legacies & dynasties.
Debate Trump is the most ruthless man in politics. pic.twitter.com/0NuGNOt8Do
— George (@BehizyTweets) August 21, 2023
Philip Nieto covered the details of the debate without mentioning Donald Trump for Media-ite:
Donald Trump proclaimed on Truth Social that he will not only not participate in this week’s Republican primary debate, but in none of them.
The New York Times reported earlier this week that Trump will avoid next week’s RNC debate hosted by Fox News and instead release a pre-recorded interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson during the live debate. Previously, Fox executives implored the former president to attend the event during a private dinner at his Bedminster club.
Trump frequently speculated with his supporters and closest advisers that he might not take part in the primary debates. Trump is, according to the vast majority of national polling data, the clear frontrunner in the congested GOP field.
Nieto then elaborated on Trump’s reasoning:
The former president cited a CBS poll that showed him with 62% support as the reason why he will “not be participating in the debates.”
“According to a recent CBS poll, I am in the lead by “legendary” margins. “TRUMP 62%, 46 Points above DeSanctimonious (who is crashing like a sick bird! ), Ramaswamy 7%, Pence 5%, Scott 3%, Haley 2%, Sloppy Chris Christie 2%, “Aida” Hutchinson 1%,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
He added, “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had, with Energy Independence, Strong Borders & Military, Biggest EVER Tax & Regulation Cuts, No Inflation, Strongest Economy in History, & much more. I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!”
Trump will partake in an interview with Tucker Carlson during the event, which will serve as an early indicator of Trump’s relative prominence compared to the rest of the field.
It appears that the majority of social media users believe Trump and Carlosn will receive significantly greater ratings:
Tucker’s interview with Trump will have 10 times the viewers of the Fox GOP debate.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) August 18, 2023
Even those who once believed Trump was incorrect now consider his decision to avoid the establishment to be quite astute:
At first, I thought it was wrong of Trump to skip the primary debates next week.
Avoiding public debate in an election is very rarely the righteous thing to do. And I think that Trump does have questions that he needs to answer as far as his Covid response goes – questions that…
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) August 19, 2023
Popular legal political pundit, Viva Frei, posted about the Trump moves:
“At first, I thought it was wrong of Trump to skip the primary debates next week.
Avoiding public debate in an election is very rarely the righteous thing to do. And I think that Trump does have questions that he needs to answer as far as his Covid response goes – questions that ought to come from political rivals, not a comfortable sit-down with a journalist.
That said, Trump is currently facing four of the biggest steaming-pile-of-judicial-dog-shit indictments imaginable.
We all know damn well that intelligence/FBI/DOJ would be watching the debates, hoping to catch Trump in something that they would then try to use against him in any one of the four steaming-pile-of-judicial -dog-shit indictments.
Perjury. Inciting further “insurrection” or “seditious conspiracy”. Anything.
If he were to call Pence a “traitor” or accuse him of “dereliction of duty”, would Pence claim “witness intimidation” and try to have Trump locked up? 😂
The reality is that it is not just unwise for Trump to participate in a debate with at least one potential witness. It would be legally reckless to do so.
Which I suspect is part and parcel of the abusive prosecution in the first place. To frustrate his ability to campaign properly.
And which I suspect might be fuelling some of the opportunistic critiques against him. Some people want to see him make a mistake so they can exploit it for their own primary campaigns. Or exploit his inability to campaign as freely as he might have otherwise done.
My unsolicited two cents.”