Donald Trump to attend Republican debate tonight: Schedule, channel, GOP lineup, how to watch live stream free
Will Donald Trump attend the next Republican debate? The answer is clear as he has made it known that he will join his GOP adversaries in the next Republican debate.
The last GOP debate was conducted without the billionaire businessman who suffered shock defeat in Iowa at the hands of Ted Cruz who polls suggested was trailing behind Trump by five percentage points.
After the defeat in Iowa caucus there are now suspicions if Donald Trump will be able to sustain his campaign the same way as he was doing. His vulnerabilities are far too apparent now than anytime in the past.
The next Republican debate is scheduled to take place on Feb. 6 at 8 pm ET at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
In the meantime there are reasons to believe that Donald Trump will be joining his competitors in tomorrow nightâ€™s debate in New Hampshire. He may like to put forward his points of views before larger audience who are core republican supporters. The last Republican debate that Donald Trump missed was watched by more than 12 million people, a record for Fox News. And by abstaining these apparent GOP supporters, Donald Trump missed out a huge opportunity to reach out to his fan base.
Recently when the real estate mogul was asked whether he will participate in the upcoming Republican debate, “I think I will be, yeah,” Trump told in NH1 News. “I look forward to it.” He stressed that he will be in New Hampshire doing the debates.
It must be kept in mind that the next debate is very important for all the contenders. The Feb. 6 GOP debate takes place three days before the New Hampshire voters decide their presidential bets, so expect Republican hopefuls to give their best shot to win the voters’ approval.
Now the format of the debate is being changed and undercard debate is being discarded. According to CNN Money, the Feb. 6 event will feature just one debate, and that debate will exclude bottom-tier candidates. The changes are brought by the improvements in the criteria. In order to belong in the primary debate, candidates have three different options, CBS News published.
Reports suggest that the criteria for inclusion in the debate has been changed. The Republican hopefuls need to be among the top three candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses on February 1, 2016. Second, they should land on the top six candidates from New Hampshire GOP presidential polls that are recognized by ABC News, and the polls should be conducted no earlier than Jan. 1 and published before 5 PM ET next Friday. Lastly, the qualified candidates must be placed among the top six in an average of national GOP presidential polls recognized by the ABC News.
So several people are set to be thrown out of the debate. This includes former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum besides Mike Huckabee.
The February 6 Republican debate will probably have Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie
Where : St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Republican Debate Start Time: 5 PM Pacific Time, 8 PM Eastern Time
Republican Debate Date: Feb 6, 2016
Live Stream: ABC GO
The debate will be moderated by ABC News anchors David Muir and Martha Raddatz. WMUR Political Director Josh McElveen is expected to ask some questions.