Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney believes that Donald Trump will participate in the final scheduled Republican presidential debate.
Mulvaney mentioned that the Trump campaign team has reached out to debate organizers, and Trump’s Secret Service cover and a recent sweep of the debate venue suggest his potential attendance.
Despite Trump’s absence from previous debates, he remains ahead in polls. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)
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Other candidates expected at the debate include Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy.
“There’s been some reports that the Trump campaign team reached out to the organizers to ask a bunch of logistical questions,” Mick Mulvaney stated.
“Another data point is that the Secret Service did actually sweep the area over the weekend, and Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who has Secret Service cover,” he added.
“It’s creating a little bit of a stir for folks who are at least looking for something to be interested in in this Republican primary.”
“Watching the trajectory of the debates, the one that is probably going to try to capture their moment will be Nikki Haley because she is in a position to maybe securely take the second spot away from Ron DeSantis,” said Republican strategist Chris Brown.
“Combining that recent victory with a positive debate performance could really solidify her as the most credible alternative to Trump or in a clear second place,” said Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan.
The debate is significant for candidates to make an impact, with Haley potentially securing the second spot.
Additionally, there are reports of potential future debates in 2024.