"There needs to be more than one participant" for it to be a debate. https://t.co/eWj5sEF6o9
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) March 16, 2016
Donald Trump had previously made it known that he did not plan to take part in a scheduled March 21 GOP debate on Fox News in order to give a speech at AIPAC in Washington, D.C. After it became clear Trump would not be there, John Kasich reportedly declined to participate:
Kasich says he will skip Fox GOP debate if Trump doesn't show, potentially leaving Cruz alone on stage: https://t.co/mWlQFOn9cH
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 16, 2016
With two out of three candidates saying they won’t be there, Fox News has canceled the debate:
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 16, 2016
If Trump and Kasich will not be in Salt Lake City next week, Ted Cruz got some advice:
Cruz should set up an event in Salt Lake City and cheerfully, graciously, loudly invite Kasich and Trump to attend and debate him.
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) March 16, 2016
Cruz should go to the Fox debate. Turn it into a Cruz town hall if Kasich and Trump won’t show up.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 16, 2016
Here’s a great suggestion:
Cruz should reprise Eastwood and debate two empty chairs.
— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) March 16, 2016