The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee has announced the location of the second Republican primary debate, and it is a location with which former President Donald Trump is very familiar.
The New York Post reports that Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced Thursday that the second Republican primary debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
The first presidential debate, which will be televised by Fox News, will take place in Milwaukee in August, which is also the location of the Republican National Convention in July of the following year.
McDaniel has not announced a date or moderator for the second debate at this time.
Donald Trump will remember the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with great fondness, as one of the 2015 Republican primaries was held there. Trump dominated the competition during that debate.
CNN, which is typically anti-Trump, compiled a montage of the “Best Trump zingers” from the event because he was so dominant:
During the 2015 debate, Trump destroyed the other candidates, including Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio.
Trump stated that Rand Paul “shouldn’t be on the stage,” made constant light of Jeb Bush, and referred to Marco Rubio as the senator with the “worst voting record in the Senate as of today.”
Many people were won over by these heated debates and Trump’s ability to manage his opponents, which propelled him to the nomination and ultimately to victory in the 2016 election.
There are many who question whether Trump will be able to generate the same magic at this debate as he did against a new field of Republican candidates in 2015.
The expanding field of primary challengers, which includes Nikki Haley, Larry Elder, and Vivek Ramaswamy, must be ready to face Trump’s extraordinary debating skills.
Not to mention, there is also the prospect of Ron DeSantis entering the race. If he does wind up announcing his candidacy, the Simi Valley debate could become quite heated.
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