Reagan Foundation Exec: Trump ‘Blew Us Off’ And Didn’t Give An Interview

AP

The Reagan Foundation told BuzzFeed News in a report published Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blew off an interview as part of a video series the Foundation had planned to post online.

The Foundation conducted the interviews Sept. 16, the same day the CNN debate was held at the Reagan Library.

Most candidates participated in the interviews, although a few other interviews did not come to fruition due to scheduling conflicts. Trump, however, “never made his appointment,” John Heubusch, executive director of the Reagan Foundation told BuzzFeed.

“I wish I had a better answer than ‘he simply blew us off,’ but, he simply blew us off. He never made his appointment,” Heubusch said, according to the news website.

Trump’s staff members had said he would do the interview after he arrived for the walkthrough of the debate, but he missed both the walkthrough and the interview, according to the report.

“So there was never a specific time that his team agreed to have him do the interview but there was the expectation that he would try in accordance when he was scheduled to be here for the walkthrough,” Heubusch said, as quoted by BuzzFeed.

A representative for Trump had not returned BuzzFeed’s request for comment.

Watch the Foundation’s videos here.

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