On Thursday evening, Republicans will hold their second debate before the primary. This time, seven out of eight candidates were present.
Donald Trump, the front-runner to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, declined the invitation again.
Instead, he addressed striking workers in Detroit. He did so at the same time as the discussion.
Trump has been going through difficult circumstances recently after being charged in a number of cases. Recently, he was also convicted of fraud.
DeSantis is out against Trump
The night’s discussion began chaotically. The candidates spoke out of each other’s mouths and the presenters.
The man currently best positioned to challenge Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, has taken a tough stance against Trump from the beginning. He was clearly unhappy that Trump did not participate in the debate.
-Donald Trump is missing in action. He should be on that stage tonight to the cheers of the audience, DeSantis said.
DeSantis has also gone to great lengths to blame Trump for rising inflation.
– DeSantis said Trump took on $7.8 trillion in debt, adding to the inflation we have now.
With the exception of Chris Christie, the candidates have so far been keen to criticize Trump. Perhaps the reason is that Trump is very popular among many Republican voters.
Christie also believes Trump should have been on stage tonight.
– The former governor of New Jersey said that Trump is hiding in his golf clubs and will not appear here to answer questions like ours.
Trump rarely mentioned opposing candidates
Trump barely mentioned his opponents when he addressed striking auto workers in Detroit, at the same time as the debate.
Auto workers have become wage losers in the United States, while top executives are making money like never before. The case received great attention in the United States.
For his part, Trump was more interested in criticizing current President Joe Biden.
Just half an hour into the speech, he mentioned his main competitor, Ron DeSantis.
– Trump said he wanted to destroy Social Security, and now he is backing down, before the focus returns to Biden.
Economy, inflation and immigration
Tonight’s debate took place at the famous Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, California.
The Library of the 40th President of the United States also hosted the Republican presidential debates in 2008, 2012, and 2016.
The candidates discussed a number of topics such as the economy, inflation, immigration, the situation along the Mexican border, as well as the relationship with China.
The threat of a shutdown of US state agencies was also on the agenda.
Candidate Chris Christie was asked directly who he thinks voters should blame if Congress doesn’t reach a budget deal by October 1 and the state is forced to shut down.
“Voters should blame everyone in Washington, D.C. They were sent there to do their job and they failed to do that job,” he said.
Who can challenge Trump?
The list of 2024 Republican presidential candidates is shrinking, while… Requirements Being able to remain silent in a debate is constantly increasing.
Of the eight candidates who ran in the final debate, only former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is no longer in the running to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
Tonight’s debate consists of the following presidential candidates:
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
- Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
- South Carolina Senator Tim Scott
- Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy
- Former Vice President Mike Pence
- Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
New measurement from American NBC It showed that 59 percent would still vote for Trump.
This was evident against the next man on the list, Ron DeSantis, who received 16 percent of the votes. Although the result is very equal among the other candidates, we have to believe the NBC poll.
With Trump outperforming, there is great tension over who can take second place and challenge the former president.
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