« During the second Republican presidential debate, there was intense scrutiny over Donald Trump’s decision to skip the event. The debate, which was held in California on Wednesday, featured Republican candidates.
At the same time, President Biden’s supporters took advantage of the situation to criticize Trump’s absence, hoping to diminish his significant lead in the Republican primary.
The debate took place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, a Los Angeles suburb. Beyond the Library’s walls, a multitude of Trump supporters gathered to show their unwavering support for the former president.
»He doesn’t have to debate. He is our president. He always has been, always will be,” said Charles Lee, a Trump supporter.
In contrast, some Republicans, like Arlene Davis, expressed openness to the possibility of a different nominee other than Trump.
Across the street from the Library, Joe Biden’s supporters held a counter-protest, with John Lapper labelling Trump a ‘coward’ for his absence from the debates. »