Cruz will push "Ducking Donald" to debate one on one
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has offered to bring the debate to Donald Trump after the GOP front-runner announced Wednesday he would not attend next week's Fox News debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.Trump probably knows he will lose in a one on one debate with Ted Cruz and that is why he is trying to avoid it.
Cruz, ranked second behind Trump in the Washington Examiner's latest presidential power rankings, criticized the New York billionaire for "ducking yet another Fox News debate" to speak at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, D.C., on March 21.
"Donald can't duck us for the rest of this campaign, and so we will happily press the issue until the public pressure becomes too much for him to bear," Cruz for President spokesman Ron Nehring said in a statement late Wednesday. "Mr. Trump, if you won't debate in Utah, we'll bring the debate to you."
Although the AIPAC speaking opportunity is not a debate, Cruz's campaign said if Trump chooses to ignore his request, the senator will use his time for remarks to address Trump's policy positions. Cruz's team said the occasion would be a fitting time to discuss in front of thousands of people Trump's relationship with Israel.