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Trump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to'

Trump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE on Wednesday said he will watch the first Democratic presidential primary debate while traveling to Japan for the Group of 20 summit despite calling it a "very unexciting group of people."

"Everyone said I'll be tweeting. I’ll actually be in a plane, and it just seems very boring, but I’m going to watch it because I have to," Trump said on Fox Business Network.

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"Do I want to watch it? Do I want to watch these people?" he added. "It’s a very unexciting group of people."

The president went on to criticize the Democratic front-runner, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing MORE, calling him a "lost soul."

"He doesn’t know where he is, I don’t think," Trump said. "He’s changing his views rapidly."

Trump is scheduled to depart for Japan on Wednesday afternoon, with the first debate taking place at 9 p.m. EDT. The president will still be en route to Osaka, but he has tweeted from Air Force One before.

The first night of the debates will include Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality MORE (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor O'Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerChauvin found guilty as nation exhales Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Schumer on 4/20: Bill coming to end federal marijuana prohibition MORE (D-N.J.) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York opens vaccination site underneath blue whale in Natural History Museum What the statistics show about police shootings and public safety US cities beef up security ahead of Chauvin verdict MORE (D).

Thursday's debate will include Biden, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNewsmax host: Jury decided to 'sacrifice' Chauvin to the mob Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice Harris: Country must confront racial injustice after Chauvin verdict Minneapolis mayor on Floyd: 'Ultimately his life will have bettered our city' MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden dispatches Cabinet members to sell infrastructure plan Watch live: Biden Cabinet officials testify on infrastructure plan Biden looks to bolster long-term research and development MORE (D).