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 John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates 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 BidenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Biden pitches new subsidies, public option in health care plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke 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 Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day MORE (D-Mass.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke says he and his wife are descended from slave owners House Democrat on O'Rourke: 'I wouldn't count him out yet' Castro responds to Obama DHS secretary criticism: Open borders are 'a right-wing talking point' MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker prison reform bill would give older prisoners a 'second look' Booker to unveil plan for older Americans' long-term health care: report Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (D-N.J.) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioButtigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party Sunday shows - Immigration raids dominate MORE (D).

Thursday's debate will include Biden, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' League of Conservation Voters withdraws from climate forum after 'offensive' Buttigieg op-ed in New Republic MORE (D).