Dana Perino, a moderator of the second Republican debate, addressed the elephant in the room — or, in this case, not in the room.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Perino questioned former President Donald Trump’s decision to speak to former and current United Auto Workers union members in Michigan rather than participate in the debate.
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“If you think back to 2015 and 2016, the debates were such a point of strength for him that I think it’s a missed opportunity,” she said.
The debate will also be moderated by Fox Business’s Stuart Varney and Univision’s Ilia Calderon. The Republican National Committee event will take place Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.
Dana Perino and Donald Trump
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“I think everyone would love to have [Trump],” Perino added. “I’m sorry that he doesn’t feel like he wants to be there.”
In particular, she said voters might like seeing him explaining his policy positions directly against his opponents’.
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