Fox news is reporting that the Salt Lake City GOP debate has been cancelled. While people on social media are claiming the cancellation was due to Donald Trump, you will note it was actually due to John Kasich deciding not to attend.
“The decision to cancel the debate followed Donald Trump’s announcement on “FOX & Friends” that he would not be appearing. Instead, he said he would be appearing at a pro-Israel group’s event on Monday night. Trump dropping out led John Kasich to indicate he would not be appearing at Monday’s debate.
“We had hoped to contrast Governor Kasich’s positive inclusive approach to problem solving with Trump’s campaign of division,” said Kasich chief strategist John Weaver in an emailed statement to FOX 13. “If he changes his mind, we will be there.”
Following phone conferences between FOX News Channel and the Republican National Committee, the event was canceled, representatives for the Salt Palace confirmed. Utah Republican Party officials told FOX 13 it was Kasich’s decision to back out of Monday’s debate that killed it. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would have been the only candidate on stage.”
You may have seen the Cruz crews tweets claiming that Donald Trump didn’t want to debate Ted Cruz. Sorry Cruz Crew, but when Donald Trump appeared on Fox, he said he was not told about the debate. Trump also said he had a previous commitment and felt there had been enough debates anyway. (I wholeheartedly agree. With Fox News it was more like a group attack by the moderators and other candidates, than a debate anyway).
Watch 9:14 on the video.
Moral of the story, don’t buy into the claims on tweets without first checking into the facts.
Hat Tip Red State Watcher