American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp says that the reason Donald Trump cut and run from his commitment to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference because he was afraid to be interviewed on stage like every other GOP presidential candidate.
According to the Washington Examiner, Schlapp said Trump was "trying to run us over," and did not want to take questions during his appearance:
"That's bulls--t!" Schlapp exclaimed of Trump's purported demands.
In a subsequent interview, Schlapp said he wanted to hold a fair conference:
You can't both say "I'm going to claim the Reagan mantle, I'm a Reagan conservative," and make this kind of a decision.
If you're competing against other conservatives for the nomination, you got to get the same amount of time as everyone else and you got to answer questions.
The Examiner also reports that Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks didn't deny that Trump cut and run from CPAC because he was afraid of the on stage interview, instead "stating in an email that Trump wanted to campaign in Kansas."
Trump has cowardly cut and run before. The Donald chose to bail on the Fox News GOP Iowa debate because he was afraid to face Megyn Kelly's tough questions. Trump likes to use a certain word for such cowardice. It rhymes with wussy.