(Townhall) While we’re still waiting to hear whether or not former and potentially future President Donald Trump will participate in the first RNC debate a little more than a month away, we already know that we won’t be hearing from him at one upcoming event.
On Friday, Tucker Carlson will be hosting a live summit with BlazeMedia and the FAMiLY Leader. The event, known as the Summit, will be streamed on the BlazeTV YouTube channel. It’s part of the FAMiLY Leadership Summit taking place on Friday.
Among the candidates who will be participating include Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC), Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former Vice President Mike Pence, and former Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR).
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 10, 2023
Via Twitter, Haley promoted her involved at the summit.
— Bob Vander Plaats (@bobvanderplaats) July 12, 2023
The Scott campaign sent out a fundraising email about the event, highlighting the importance of faith in his life. He also released an ad discussing his faith on Wednesday morning ahead of the summit.
A better America starts with faith in God and faith in each other. pic.twitter.com/Epk83LRjIY
— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) July 12, 2023
The campaign for Trump, currently the clear frontrunner, released a statement that cited a scheduling conflict. “President Trump was in Iowa last week and will be back next week,” a spokesperson for the Trump campaign told The Hill. “Unfortunately there is a scheduling conflict and the President will be in Florida this weekend headlining the premier national young voter conference with Turning Point Action conference while DeSantis is nowhere to be found.”
That conference is taking place July 15-July 16.
Coverage abounds about Trump’s absence and how it could potentially hurt him in Iowa, including from the following outlets: