A pouting Donald Trump said Friday that he may cancel his Republican presidential debate altogether after all but two candidates refused to participate.
“You know who I’m very disappointed [in]?” Trump asked Fox Business News’s Don Imus. “Michele Bachmann. She came up to see me four times. Four times! She’d call me, she’d ask me for advice. She said I should be her vice presidential — you know, if she wins [the nomination], she’d like to think about me for the vice president.”
“And most importantly, I did like a two-hour phone call for her — with her people, and it caused me certain problems. People said, ‘Are you endorsing her?’ The answer was no. And then after all of that, she just announced she’s not going to do the debate. It’s unbelievable! It’s called loyalty. It’s actually called loyalty. How do you do that?”
“I’m surprised you like [Newt] Gingrich,” Imus noted. “He’s really creepy.”
“He’s got courage,” Trump replied.
“So, are you still going to do the debate with just Gingrich and Rick Santorum?” Imus wondered.
“I don’t know,” Trump admitted. “I have to look into it. I have to see. They really want me to drop my status as a potential person to run as an independent and, honestly, I don’t think I’m going to do that.”
Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said it was “a problem” that Trump wouldn’t rule out an independent run, while at the same time moderating a GOP debate.
“[The] issue here is whether the moderator should still be a person who’s still batting around the idea of running as an independent,” the RNC chairman explained. “I think that should give some of these candidates some concern.”
Watch this video from Fox Business News’s Imus in the Morning, broadcast Dec. 9, 2011.
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019