Former President Donald Trump has given his 2024 presidential election opponent a “report card” after watching a Republican primary debate that he skipped.
Trump did not attend the debate in California on Wednesday, instead speaking at a non-union auto parts manufacturing company in Michigan. Trump said in a Thursday post on Truth Social that he watched the debate and evaluated each candidate’s performance, giving them only three out of seven positive ratings. three-quarters.
The former president also opted out of last month’s first Republican debate, saying the event was “a complete waste of time” as he was so far ahead in the polls. He urged the Republican National Committee (RNC) to “conclude” this series of debates before evaluating the candidates.
“I’m ahead by 56 points, so the debate seems like a complete waste of time. I’m also up by 10 points on Crooked Joe! What is the RNC doing?” Trump wrote. “They should be fighting election interference and the Pennsylvania voter registration scam. The debate should be over, it’s not good for the Republican Party! I was in Michigan last night with auto workers and others.”
Weekly newspaper CNN reached out to the Republican National Committee via email Thursday night for comment.
Trump then shared his “report card.” He insulted former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The former president was more kind to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
“Watching the debate = report card: Doug Burgum did a great job, solid and smart!” Trump wrote. “Sloppy Chris Christie is a disaster, a Trump-deranged lunatic! Nikki ‘Birdbrain’ Haley has been exposed for her vitriolic disloyalty and lies to the Republican Party and me. Doesn’t have what it takes ,there has never been!”
“Lying Mike Pence has lost a lot of energy,” he continued. “Very bland and needed me so much! Actually, sad to watch, but he’ll be fine. So much for J-6! Tim Scott stepped up. Great guy. Looking forward to getting his stamp of approval!” Vivek said I’m a great guy President. Thank you. Well done! Ron DeSanctimonis had a bad night. He could feel the end coming. Falling like a stone !”
Speaking in Michigan on the eve of Wednesday’s debate, Trump said that none of the seven candidates participating in the event would be considered his 2024 running mate.Trump spokesman Zhang Kangyang later confirmed Weekly newspaper Candidates will not be considered.
Republicans nominated as Trump’s vice presidential nominees but not ruled out include former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Trump continues to maintain a seemingly insurmountable lead in the Republican primary despite facing 91 felony charges in four separate criminal indictments this year and being found guilty of business fraud in civil court. Advantage.
The former president has pleaded not guilty to each criminal charge and has claimed that all of his legal troubles constitute “election interference” and are the result of a “witch hunt” by Democrats.