Donald Trump made what many called a “critical error” this week when he decided to skip tonight's GOP debate on Fox News. Others drew parallels to Ronald Reagan's decision to skip the ultimate debate before his own Iowa caucus, a caucus in which he lost, the pundits are happy to point out.
Of course, we all know how that story ended…
Besides, it's not as if Trump doesn't have something up his sleeve. In just a matter of days Donald Trump has cobbled together a concurrent event on CNN, and now multiple other candidates want in as well.
If his big move to skip the debate was a bad one, these candidates sure don't think so.
To see who's hedging their bets on Trump's show being a ratings juggernaut, continue reading on the next page: