ormer US President Donald Trump will not take part in the first televised debate of the Republican primaries on Wednesday night. Instead, he will be handing himself to the authorities in Virginia over charges of election interference on Thursday.

Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social, that there is no need for him to participate in the debate as: “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had”.

Separately, he also said: “Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis.”