Trump to ‘Not Attend’ Iowa Caucuses; Will Host His Own Instead

Take that, Iowa!

gopAMES, Iowa—Republican presidential nomination front-runner Donald Trump said he will host his own, competing caucuses because the organizers of next week’s Iowa caucuses refuse to make changes he demanded. “Let’s see how many voters they get on Monday when I’m not one of their candidates,” he said ths morning.

Trump said he demanded that they take Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) off the ballot, and that three other candidates be made part of an “undercard” caucus, since they don’t have much support in the polls. The three candidates are former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. “No one’s going to vote for people who can’t even muster 3 percent in the polls,” he said. “People want to vote for winners.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is also at less than 3 percent in the polls, but he’s a “man of God” and should be accorded more respect, Trump said.

The Iowa Republican Party, which is organizing the first-in-the-nation caucuses, said it’s not its policy to make structural changes to the event at the request of a single candidate. “No candidate, not even one with as high a profile as Donald Trump, can unilaterally make changes to how this important event is organized,” said Jeff Kaufmann, the state’s Republican party chair. “If Mr. Trump declines to participate in the caucus, that’s his decision. We wish him luck with his own caucuses.”

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As of Thursday, Jan. 28, there was one candidate on the ballot: Donald Trump. Fox News said it will cover Trump’s caucuses live, with popular reporter Megyn Kelly hosting.

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