Billionaire buffoon and hair magnate Donald Trump has announced he won’t be ringmaster at a circus with only two elephants. He claims it’s because he may still run for president (if he’s not too busy doing something more important) and wouldn’t want any appearance of a conflict.
It would have been huge. But Donald Trump has bigger plans than to moderate a presidential debate — perhaps to participate in one as a candidate.
That’s Trump’s excuse for bowing out of the Dec. 27 forum hosted by Newsmax and Ion Television, which had attracted only two of the remaining Republican candidates.
In a statement, Trump cited the concerns of those who declined the invitation that he might mount an independent bid next spring after his reality show, “The Apprentice,” signs off.
“It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama administration,” he said. “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.”