GOP Rivals Fail to Challenge Trump in Primary Debate


GOP primary debate in Florida sees rivals declining to take on absent front-runner, risking missed opportunities to challenge Trump.

GOP Rivals Shy Away from Challenging Trump

During the Republican primary debate in Florida, the top GOP presidential contenders shied away from confronting Donald Trump, the absent front-runner, despite having multiple opportunities.

Ramaswamy Criticizes GOP’s Lackluster Performance

Vivek Ramaswamy, a conservative businessman, criticized the GOP’s lackluster performance in the recent elections. He held Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, responsible for the party’s defeats.

Candidates Ignore Trump’s Absence

The debate barely addressed the absent Trump, with the five Republican candidates mostly focusing on other issues, such as Israel’s war with Hamas and rising anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Haley Emerges as Challenger

Nikki Haley emerged as the challenger of the moment, overtaking other candidates in the polls and appealing to primary voters yearning for a standard-issue Republican.

Rivals Fail to Capitalize on Opportunity to Challenge Trump

Despite the absence of Trump, his rivals missed the opportunity to make a strong case against him in the debate, risking their chances to dislodge him as the nominee.