Donald Trump to Moderate Republican Debate

You read that right, folks! Just when you thought the Republican presidential primary couldn’t become more of a circus, reality star and birther Donald Trump has stepped up to bring this primary to a whole other level. From the NYT:

Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines on Dec. 27.

“Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media. “They may not agree with

him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”

Newsmax sent candidates the invitation on Friday afternoon. It began, “We are pleased to cordially invite you to “The Newsmax Ion Television 2012 Presidential Debate,” moderated by a truly great American, Mr. Donald J. Trump.” Spokesmen for several candidates did not immediately respond to questions from The New York Times about whether they would accept.

This one will be very entertaining, if nothing else.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ajb says:

    Somebody (SNL?) is sure to do a send-up portraying the debate as just another episode of The Apprentice.

    Which candidate is ready and willing to get fired by The Donald? Will they use the Hollywood Squares format?

  2. davebarnes says:

    start stealing articles from The Onion?

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    how much Newsmax and ION are paying the Donald for this ego trip

  4. GalapagoLarry says:

    This is nothing but another Republican asault on America’s democratic ideals. This unpardonable ridicule of our elective decisionmaking is meant to weaken our respect for the process of choosing our leadership. It is a mockery and indended to undermine citizen respect for democracy. No snark is acceptible in the face of this intentional attack on democracy itself.

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