Eight candidates have met the prerequisites of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to participate in the debate to go live on August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Former US President Donald Trump, on the other hand, refused to go on the same program with his other rivals and announced that he would go on a separate program alone.
Candidates who meet the criteria set by the RNC for the live debate, Former US Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is seen as Trump’s strongest opponents, Former South Carolina Governor and the 29th Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley, They were Senator Tim Scott, Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, North Dakota Governor Dough Burgum, and young multimillionaire Vivek Ramaswamy.
In the 2024 presidential elections, criteria such as the amount of donations received by the candidates who want to be the presidential candidate of the Republican Party to go live, the votes they received in the polls and the fact that they signed the commitment to support the party’s final candidate are effective.
To participate in the first debate in Milwaukee, the RNC requires candidates to have the support of at least 1 percent of the electorate in more than one poll, reach at least 40,000 donors from at least 200 different supporters from each state, and sign a commitment from the Republican Party to support the eventual presidential nominee.
On the other hand, former House of Representatives Will Hurd and radio host Larry Elder failed to meet the criteria set by the RNC to go live.
The RNC has yet to reveal the official list for Wednesday night’s live broadcast.
Trump won’t attend
Former US President Donald Trump has previously announced that he will not participate in a live-streamed debate between the Republican presidential candidates.
Trump, who is at the top of the Republican polls, said on his social media Social Truth that he has “legendary” poll numbers and “so he will not participate in the discussion”.
As is customary in the United States, candidate candidates have mutual discussions on live television. The performance of the candidates during these debates is of great importance in determining the presidential candidate at the national convention of the Republican Party. Contrary to this tradition, Donald Trump has yet to share information that the RNC has signed a pledge to support the party’s eventual candidate.
In the US media, there was a claim that Trump will make a live broadcast on the X social media platform, formerly Twitter, with former Fox TV presenter Tucker Carlson at the same time.