Former President Donald Trump took a swipe at the candidates participating in the second GOP presidential debate.
During a rally in Michigan on Wednesday evening, Trump stated that none of the candidates would qualify to serve as his vice president or to serve as a member of his cabinet.
“They’re all running for a job. No, they’re all job candidates,” Trump said of the candidates. “They want to be in the — they want to, they’ll do anything, secretary of something, they even say VP.”
Trump, who has a way of carrying on a conversation with himself, said, “Does anybody see the VP in the group? I don’t think so,” the former president added.
The former president and current front-runner in the race for the nomination to represent the Republican Party in the 2024 election, seems not to see any of the seven GOP debate participants as a threat.
Wednesday’s second GOP debate was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Debate participants included North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, biotech entrepreneur and political commentator Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.
Notably, Trump has not participated in the first two debates. Citing his 40+ point lead over contenders, Trump has stated he will not share in debates until the “crowd thins out.”
Fox News reported that following Trump in the polls is Ron DeSantis (13%), Vivek Ramaswamy (11%), Nikki Haley (5%), Tim Scott and Mike Pence (3%) and Chris Christie (2%).
Multiple polls now show Trump beating President Joe Biden in a head-to-head matchup. Trump’s projected margin of victory increases if a third-party candidate enters the race.
The third GOP debate will be in Miami in November.
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.