Donald Trump Won’t Moderate Debate, Still Clinging to Presidential Fantasies

Donald Trump won’t be hosting the much-hyped presidential debate at the end of December, but it isn’t for the reason you’re probably thinking. Trump says that his decision to back out of the debate is not because only two candidates have agreed to participate, the Donald says that he’s backing out because he still might run for president.

Trump said that he isn’t confident the American people will choose the “right” presidential candidate. And if the right candidate isn’t chosen, Trump might have to take matters into his own hands and run as an independent.

Trump said:

“It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama Administration, but if that Republican, in my opinion, is not the right candidate, I am not willing to give up my right to run as an Independent candidate. Therefore, so that there is no conflict of interest within the Republican Party, I have decided not to be the moderator of the Newsmax debate.”

ABC reports that Trump was scheduled to moderate the Dec. 27 debate in Iowa. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and John Huntsman all issued statements saying that they would not attend the debate if Trump was the moderator. In fact, only Newt Gingirch and Rick Santorum have agreed to be there.

Trump thanked Gingrich and Santorum for their “courage, conviction, and confidence” to accept the invitation to the Newsmax debate and said that it would have been “the most watched debate” as well as the “the most substantive and interesting debate.”

Are you worried about the Republican choices for president? If you are, don’t fret. The Donald promises that he’ll save the day if he needs to.

Trump said:

“The American people are embarrassed by the gridlock currently taking place in Washington. I must leave all of my options open because, above all else, we must make America great again.”

Here’s Donald Trump’s video statement.

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