Jason Osborne, an adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, detailed how the former president could “suck all the oxygen out of the room” if he turns himself in to Georgian authorities just before — or during — the first Republican primary debate on Wednesday.
In a CNN appearance on Friday, Osborne host Kaitlan Collins said he believes there is a “30 percent chance” Trump will attempt to surrender to authorities after he was arrested earlier this week in the state’s election interference case had been accused.
“I think Donald Trump is going to stand either right before the debate or during the debate, which will deprive the room of all the oxygen,” Osborne said of the Fox News-hosted event.
“And then Fox doesn’t have to broadcast the debate, while you and other broadcasters can say, ‘Wait a minute, Donald Trump actually just turned himself in.’ And then Tucker Carlson will be waiting on the courthouse steps and can interview him right there.”
Osborne’s comments follow reports that the former president will not be attending the debate and has instead decided to interview former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The timing of the interview is unclear, but it is “expected to air around the same time” as the debate. CNN’s Alayna Treene reported.
Trump told Newsmax’s Eric Bolling last week that he failed to sign one of the Republican National Committee’s requests for the debate — a pledge to endorse the possible Republican Party nominee in 2024 — before claiming there were “three or four.” Persons” he would not sign in support of the President.
Trump card, in a post on his Truth Social platform on Thursdayaddressed what he described as “extraordinary” poll numbers when he claimed that “a lot of people” asked if he would participate in the debates.
“Reagan didn’t do it, and neither do others. People know my record, one of the BEST ever, so why should I debate? I AM YOUR MAN. “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” wrote Trump.