(CNN) – Donald Trump stoked an ongoing back-and-forth with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul Monday, dismissing Paul's decision to skip a presidential forum he is set to moderate in December.
Trump said the choice by Texas Rep. Paul and rival candidate Jon Huntsman not to attend will result in a better event.
"I think most candidates are going to join, and I think these two candidates have zero chance of getting elected, so it makes no difference," Trump said Monday on NBC's "Today." "I think that they are joke candidates and they are doing very poorly."
"Frankly, it gives more air time to people that really have a chance at getting elected," Trump added.
Trump moderating a presidential forum is the ultimate joke. There is absolutely no way to top that. As to Trump perceiving Paul and Huntsman as "joke" candidates, well... Trump himself was the ultimate joke candidate. He played electoral striptease for a month, whining about B. Obama's birth certificate and college grades, then oh my god, surprise of the century, declined to actually run for public office.
Mr. Combover has defined tackiness for a generation. It's nice to know that some things don't change, that there are still a few things that you can rely on.
I won't be watching that debate. The CNN/Tea party debate was bad enough. This one will be for idiots.