Reince Priebus, RNC chair, said today that the fact that Donald Trump continues to flirt with a presidential bid himself makes him an odd choice for a moderator of a GOP debate.
“We appreciate what Mr. Trump has done, but if you’re still talking about potentially running as an independent candidate, I think that’s a problem. I think that would be malpractice for me as an RNC chairman to not believe that that is an issue,” Priebus told Fox News, according to Politico.
So far, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have confirmed they will attend the debate, while Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Ron Paul have announced they will not attend. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are still deciding.
On Tuesday, Trump adviser Michael Cohen sent out an e-mail to Trump supporters, urging them to “to help build an even larger Should Trump Run Army” and directing them to visit ShouldTrumpRun.com
“With the Iowa Caucus on January 3rd, it is now more important than ever to have Mr. Trump’s principals guide the process and remain a strong voice for America,” Cohen wrote.