From The Desk Of Donald Trump: Why I Cancelled The “Great Debate”

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    From The Desk Of Donald Trump: Why I Cancelled The “Great Debate”

    Earlier today Donald Trump announced that he will not moderate the GOP debate on December 27th. The debate caused some controversy when all candidates but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum announced that they will not attend.

    Here is Trump in his own words why he cancelled the debate.

    Trumps full written statement is below, courtesy of Fox News Insider:

    Donald J. Trump issued a statement Tuesday saying that he is backing out of the Newsmax GOP debate he had scheduled for December 27. Read his full remarks below:

    “The Republican Party candidates are very concerned that sometime after the final episode of The Apprentice, on May 20th, when the equal time provisions are no longer applicable to me, I will announce my candidacy for President of the United States as an Independent and that, unless I conclusively agree not to run as an Independent, they will not agree to attend or be a part of the Newsmax debate scheduled for December 27, 2011. It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama Administration, but if that Republican, in my opinion, is not the right candidate, I am not willing to give up my right to run as an Independent candidate. Therefore, so that there is no conflict of interest within the Republican Party, I have decided not to be the moderator of the Newsmax debate. The American people are embarrassed by the gridlock currently taking place in Washington. I must leave all of my options open because, above all else, we must make America great again!

    I would like to thank Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for having the courage, conviction, and confidence to immediately accept being a part of the Newsmax debate. I believe this would not only have been the most watched debate, but also the most substantive and interesting debate!”

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