Breitbart columnist John Nolte said in an opinion piece for the outlet on Monday that former President Donald Trump would be a "madman" to do the debate on Wednesday because of his 41-point national lead in the polls.
"Someone who is up 41 points should not participate in a political debate," Nolte said, citing the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls.
Trump also has more than 50% of the overall GOP vote, so even if he was only facing one contender, he would still win at this point.
Nolte said it was a "risk" for Trump to debate at this point. If he said anything people could criticize, he could lose ground.
He conceded that the situation could change; if another candidate rises in the polls Trump might want to reconsider future debates.
But for now, skipping them is all upside and no downside for him.
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