The ex-President leads in EVERY Republican primary poll by double digits….
The guy likes baeting on others and does NOT like people who don’t defer to him….
Standing on a stage with people picking on him ain’t his idea of a good time one would think….
The GOP early debates will probably be about who can displace Florida GOP Governor as the second place guy who is actually having problems in his polling….
Jason Miller, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, said the former president was “unlikely” to participate in at least the first two Republican presidential primary debates, but said the former president still has not made his final decision on the matter.
In an interview Tuesday on “The Hill” on NewsNation, Miller doubled down on Trump’s position that his strong polling numbers make it unwise for the former president to join the other candidates on the debate stage. NewsNation is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill.
“At the moment, President Trump has indicated that he’s unlikely to participate, at least in the first two debates. He’s up by 30, 40, and even new polling shows he’s up by almost 50 percent in certain places,” Miller said. “It really wouldn’t make much sense for him to go and debate right now with a bunch of folks who are down at three, four and five percent. Even [Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis], who’s the second-place candidate in the race currently, is at least 20, 30 or 40 points behind.”
“So ultimately, President Trump will make a decision as we get closer. He has not said anything definitive, one way or the other. I’m not expecting him to participate, though,” Miller said….