Team Trump calls for cancelling primary debates: 'train our fire' on Biden

The next primary debate is slated for Nov. 8 and will be held in Miami, Fla.

Published: September 28, 2023 4:24pm

Updated: September 28, 2023 9:15pm

Former President Donald Trump's campaign has called on the Republican National Committee (RNC) to cancel its remaining primary debates and to instead direct its efforts toward beating President Joe Biden in 2024.

"Tonight's GOP debate was as boring and inconsequential as the first debate, and nothing that was said will change the dynamics of the primary contest being dominated by President Trump," said Trump Campaign Senior Advisor Chris LaCivita after the second primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

"President Trump has a 40- or 50-point lead in the primary election and a 10-point lead over Joe Biden in the general election, and it's clear that President Trump alone can defeat Biden," he continued. "The RNC should immediately put an end to any further primary debates so we can train our fire on Crooked Joe Biden and quit wasting time and money that could be going to evicting Biden from the White House."

The next primary debate is slated for Nov. 8 and will be held in Miami, Fla. At present, Trump remains the clear front runner in the primary contest and leads nearest rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by 42.2% in the RealClearPolitics polling average. Apart from Trump, the Florida governor is the only other candidate with double-digit support in that metric.

At the second debate, seven Republicans attempted to position themselves as the best alternative to Trump for the party. There were, however, few memorable moments and no candidate appeared to come away with a clear win.

Trump did not participate in Wednesday evening's debate and instead travelled to Michigan to address striking auto workers.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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