Rick Perry to Skip Trump Debate, Joins Paul, Romney, and Huntsman

Donald Trump’s republican debate lost another speaker today. Ron Paul, John Huntsman, and Mitt Romney have already announced that they won’t attend the Trump debate, and now Rick Perry has joined them.

Paul, Huntsman, and Romney all said that they wouldn’t attend the debate because Donald Trump was the moderator. Perry, on the other hand, says that he won’t attend because of a scheduling conflict.

Perry said in a statement:

“In the coming weeks, Gov. Perry will be in Iowa almost continually, meeting with real voters, doing town hall meetings and events and talking American jobs, faith and overhauling Washington, DC to Iowa voters. So we have respectfully declined the invitation for the December 27th debate.”

The republican debates haven’t treated Rick Perry well, so it’s not much of a surprise that he’s doing what he can to avoid them.

Here’s the video of Rick Perry’s “Oops” moment.

Of course, Rick Perry’s scripted messages haven’t been too well received either. Perry recently released a campaign video that attacked gays in the military and non-Christians.

When Ron Paul said that he wouldn’t attend the debate, Donald Trump said:

“Few people take Ron Paul seriously and many of his views and presentation make him a clown-like candidate. I am glad (Ron Paul) and Jon Huntsman, who have inconsequential poll numbers or a chance of winning, will not be attending the debate and wasting the time of the viewers who are trying very hard to make a very important decision.”

The Donald hasn’t commented on Rick Perry’s announcement yet.

Do you think the GOP candidates are making the right choice by dumping the Donald Trump debate?