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Trump Makes It 3 In A Row As He Decides To Skip Third Consecutive GOP Debate, Focus Shifts To Courting Detroit Auto Workers; Seeks Support Despite Leading Polls By Wide Margin

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Trump Makes It 3 In A Row As He Decides To Skip Third Consecutive GOP Debate, Focus Shifts To Courting Detroit Auto Workers; Seeks Support Despite Leading Polls By Wide Margin

No Show for Trump at Second Republican Primary Debate

With a substantial lead in Republican voter polls, former President Donald Trump has decided to sit out the upcoming second and third Republican primary debates. As the current frontrunner of the Republican nominees, Trump will instead focus on an appearance in Detroit to support the ongoing UAW strikes against General Motors Co (GM), Ford Motor Co (F), and Stellantis NV (STLA). Trump’s primetime speech during the strikes could potentially coincide with the televised debate of his rivals.

Shift of Focus to Supporting UAW Strikes in Detroit

As Trump skips the upcoming debates, he will be directing his attention towards the UAW strikes in Detroit. He plans to deliver a speech in support of the workers during primetime. The debates will be aired on Fox Business, a unit of Fox Corporation (FOX, FOXA), and streamed on Rumble Inc (RUM).

Third Debate in Miami; Trump Expected to Skip

Although the third Republican primary debate is set to take place in Miami, Florida, Trump is reportedly set to skip this event as well. According to a senior adviser, Trump intends to continue avoiding public forums and debates with his GOP rivals who have lower poll figures.

Strong Poll Lead Contributes to Debate Skipping

Trump’s decision to bypass the debates stems from his significant lead in national polls of Republican voters. Participating in the debates could potentially expose him to attacks from his rivals or even affect his standing. In the most recent Morning Consult poll, Trump holds a 46-point lead with 59% of the vote, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 13%.

Trump’s Presence Still Captures Spotlight

Although Trump has chosen to skip the debates, he continues to attract attention through other means. During the first Republican primary debate, an interview between Trump and Tucker Carlson garnered millions of views. Furthermore, news of Trump’s planned primetime speech regarding the UAW strikes is likely to draw attention away from the second primary debate.

Third Debate’s Requirements Remain Unclear

The requirements for the third debate have yet to be announced. However, past debates have typically required candidates to have at least 3% support in national Republican polls. Without Trump’s participation, the third debate may have minimal candidates if the requirement is not adjusted.