New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor publicly challenged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a debate on Thursday, vowing to donate $100,000 to Young America’s Foundation if the billionaire accepts the challenge.
Thor claims Trump is not a “true conservative” and he would go as far as “formally declaring my candidacy” to get on a stage to debate Trump on the issues.
As a true conservative, I allege that @realDonaldTrump is anything but, and publicly challenge him to a one-on-one, open and public debate.— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
If it takes formally declaring my candidacy to get on stage to shred Trump, consider this my declaration. #Thor2016— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
He even sent a taunting message directly to Trump:
Hey, @realDonaldTrump --You're no conservative, no Republican, and I'll meet you anywhere, anytime to debate.— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
Thor later suggested conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh as the debate moderator:
I hate the GOP & D.C. establishment too, but am smart enough not to fall for a democrat like Trump who currently happens to be bashing them.— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
No word so far from Trump on the challenge.