Most people should understand by now that the Republican National Committee (RNC) hates Donald Trump with a burning passion. The committee did nothing to fight the obvious voter fraud that happened right in front of us in the 2020 stolen election. Nor did the committee lift a finger or spend a single dime promoting any of Trump’s MAGA-endorsed candidates in the 2022 midterms. Now the RNC has gone ahead and scheduled the 2024 Republican primary debates, and they did not even consult with the clear frontrunner and presumed nominee.
During the 2016 Republican primary, it was a joy and a delight to watch Donald Trump wade into the fray with no debate experience. He mopped the floor with his opponents, and he’d get a particularly brutal dig in against one of them, and their fundraising would dry up the next day.
It was also a bruiser of a primary. Anyone who thinks it is “bad for the party” for Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis to go at each other like a couple of wild banshees hasn’t thought this through. We got the best possible candidate in 2016 because of those hard-fought debates, which will happen again in 2024.
The debates in the 2016 campaign were also flat-out hilarious. Trump and Marco Rubio made cheap shots about each other’s junk. Trump made fun of the presumptive frontrunner Jeb Bush’s low energy and the cave troll illegal alien to whom Bush is married. He told Crooked Hillary straight to her face that she’d be in jail if he were president. It was a magical time!
After Trump won in 2016, he served one of the greatest and most conservative terms in the presidency in all of American history. No one can deny the record prosperity and peace we experienced under Trump’s America First agenda. Except for the RNC and DNC.
The uni-party in Washington, DC, hates Trump with such seething animosity that they are willing to work in concert to derail him and keep him from winning in 2024. So, the RNC scheduled the Republican primary debates on hated outlets without even discussing it with Donald Trump.
Whether you like Trump or not, he is the frontrunner and has earned a seat at the table. He should have been involved in those discussions. Republican voters and President Trump have known for years that televised debates are rigged to elevate media-preferred candidates and to tear down people who the voters prefer, like Donald Trump.
Then RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel runs around sporting a new pair of duck lips from her latest Botox and lip filler session, paid for by Republican donors, and acts like she is doing the will of the Republican voters. She’s not. (And she’s got duck lips. Look at them! Once you see them, you can’t un-see them. You’re welcome.)
Trump responded to the RNC backstabbing on Truth Social: “When you’re leading by seemingly insurmountable numbers, and you have hostile Networks with angry, TRUMP & MAGA hating anchors asking the ‘questions,’ why subject yourself to being libeled and abused? Also, the Second Debate is being held at the Reagan Library, the Chairman of which is, amazingly, Fred Ryan, Publisher of The Washington Post. NO!”
The good news is that Trump doesn’t need the televised debates this time. The televised debates need him. Who would tune in to watch a Republican primary debate this year if Donald Trump skips it? That would be like watching Tucker Carlson’s timeslot on Fox News after they fired him. What would be the point?