Members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) are frustrated with the current direction of their GOP primary debates, admitting that without former President Donald Trump the events may not be worth it, according to Politico.
The frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Trump has skipped the first two presidential debates, a decision that has drawn criticism from rival candidates. After the first two debates were widely panned, some within the RNC think they need the former president on the stage to make the forums worth it. (RELATED: Second GOP Primary Debate Drew Historically Low Ratings Without Trump)
“I think the only way you salvage it is if you get the frontrunner there,” Tyler Bowyer, a national committeeman from Arizona, told Politico. “Plan a debate where you get the frontrunner to agree to it.”