Trump Won That Debate, and He Wasn’t Even There.

Why the former President had the best night out of all the candidates.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readAug 24, 2023

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About twenty minutes in, I decided I might as well force myself to watch the first Republican debate of the 2024 election. A debate that was of course missing the most important figure in the GOP who also happens to be leading the rest of the field by 30 points. It…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx