Now Minus Trump, Debate Gets New Date Won't occur on Dec. 27 after all ... but when it will happen still up in the air By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Dec 16, 2011 5:50 PM CST 12 comments Comments Republican presidential candidates. (Getty Images) (Newser) – If you've been wondering if no Donald equals no debate, you have your answer: The Newsmax debate is still on, it's just not happening on Dec. 27 anymore. Politico reports on an email it received from Newsmax editorial director Steve Coz, who explains that with Trump out, the debate will be rescheduled. "We spoke directly with all the major candidates and/or their campaigns over the past few weeks. They were extremely excited about connecting with Newsmax’s huge conservative audience, but the candidates were concerned with Trump’s involvement due to his stating that he was a potential third party candidate ... we look forward to a future event."