Donald Trump says he’s disappointed Michele Bachmann is declining to participate in a NewsMax debate he will moderate later this month in Iowa.
Speaking Friday morning on the Fox Business Network Trump noted Bachmann has spent a lot time courting him and that he’s tried to help her.
“She’d come up to see me four times… she’d call me, she’d ask me for advice, ” said Trump. “She said if she wins, she’d like to think about me for the vice presidency….all of these things and most importantly, I did like a two-hour phone call for her…after all of that, she just announced she’s not going to do the debate.” said Trump, “How do you do that?”
Bachmann is not the only candidate who’s chosen to stay away from what’s being called the “Trump Debate.”
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman have all declined to participate in the debate. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum appear to be the only candidates willing to take part in the forum.