Donald Trump made the shocking announcement on Jan. 26 that he would not participate in the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucus. Instead, he will be hosting a fundraiser for veterans at the same time! You can watch the event live stream, here.
Donald Trump, 69, decided that he would host his own event instead of participating in the GOP debate on Jan. 28. In it’s place, he will hold a fundraising rally for veterans, and it’s going to be on at the exact same time as the debate. Check it out, right here!
We were totally shocked when Donald decided not to participate in the Jan. 28 GOP debate. He demanded that moderator Megyn Kelly not run the debate, but FOX News stood by their anchor and Donald stayed true to his word and put out a press release on his website that he would not be at the event. “He will not be participating in the FOX News debate and will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated so horribly by our all talk, no action politicians,” said the statement. CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM THE EVENT.
Donald’s fundraising event will take place just three miles away from the debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
It will also be on at the same time, 9pm EST. Donald believes that his event will get better ratings than the actual event, retweeting “I hope @CNN has enough bandwidth tonight because not many will be watching
@FoxNews. Watching Trump tonight #GOPDebate.”
Many are confused as to what Donald’s event will actually entail. “What am I gonna do there?” Trump said at a South Carolina rally on Wednesday, reports CBS. “You know what we’re going to do? We’re gonna raise a lot of money for the vets. That’s what we’re gonna do.” However, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff said he has not been contacted, and would not accept a donation: “If offered,
@IAVA will decline donations from Trump’s event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts.” We’ll just have to wait and see!
HollywoodLifers – would you rather watch Donald’s rally or the GOP debate? Let us know in the comments below!