Donald Trump suggested that he might not attend a Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library.
On Truth Social, Trump criticized the chairman of the venue’s board, which is published by the Washington Post.
But Trump participated in a debate in the same place, with the same chairman of the board, in 2015.
Former President Donald Trump suggested that he might not attend the second Republican presidential debate because the chairman of the venue’s board publishes the Washington Post, but he participated in a debate at the same venue in 2015.
Trump, who is running for the 2024 Republican nomination, posted on Truth Social on Tuesday, “The Second Debate is held at the Reagan Library, whose chair is, surprisingly, Fred Ryan, editor of The Washington Post. NO!”
“When you are leading by seemingly insurmountable numbers, and you have hostile networks with angry TRUMP and MAGA hating hosts asking the “questions”, why subject yourself to being maligned and abused?” she added.
Trump also questioned why “nobody got [his] approval” before the Republican National Committee announced the location of the debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
AND in another postTrump said that Reagan himself “would not approve” of Frederick Ryan Jr.’s role as chairman of the Reagan Library board, a position he has held since 1995. Ryan is also editor and CEO of the Washington Post, an outlet Trump owns. previously criticized.
But despite his misgivings about Ryan’s role on the board, Trump participated in a previous Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in 2015. And at the time, Ryan was already serving as editor and CEO of the Post. according to the Washington Post.
It’s unclear if Trump actually plans to skip the Reagan Library debate, the date for which has yet to be announced. But Trump has skipped debates in the past: In 2016, he missed a debate moderated by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, and in 2020, a debate with Joe Biden was canceled after Trump refused to accept COVID-19 protocols. The Mercury News reported.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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