Mitt Romney has become the latest Republican presidential candidate to say he won’t join the debate moderated by Donald Trump, reports Fox News. The Newsmax ION event is set for Dec. 27 in Des Moines.
Romney told Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto that he decided against the event because there are already two Iowa debates scheduled and he wanted to spend the time campaigning, the story says.
Trump’s reaction? "He understood my perspective and wished me well," Romney said, according to the piece.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have both said they’ll join the debate, while Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have declined, the story says. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are still considering their decisions.