Former President Donald J. Trump plans to upstage the first Republican primary debate on Wednesday by sitting for an online interview with the former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, according to multiple people briefed on the matter.

In the past 24 hours, Mr. Trump has told people close to him that he has made up his mind and will skip the debate in Milwaukee, according to two of the people briefed on the matter.
NY Times

Editor’s Note: Trump staffer Jason Miller, TPUSA leader Charlie Kirk, and GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel have all said that anyone who won’t debate should not be considered to hold office.