The whole country is in an uproar over Donald Trump’s decision to forgo the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucus, which takes place in just a few days.
Some people believe Trump is afraid to spar with Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly, as there has been bad blood between the two since the very first Republican debate when Kelly accused Donald Trump of being “part of the war on women.” Watch the clip below of the spark that triggered the explosion between Donald and Megyn.
This was a defining moment not only in spurring the animosity between Donald Trump and the moderator, but also in serving as a defining moment on one issue that has made The Donald a favorite with many people: his lack of attention to political correctness.
Let it be known that the presidential front runner is not at all afraid to argue with Megyn Kelly. Although Donald Trump has demanded she be removed as moderator, a request which Fox News declined to grant, that is not the driving force behind his decision to opt out of the GOP debate. Rather, he feels as if he’s been personally attacked, due to a derogatory ad placed by Fox, reports Mediaite.
“We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.”
It was the childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox that made me not do the debate, more so than lightweight reporter, @megynkelly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
On Greta, 87% of the people said they would not watch the debate if I’m not in it. Wow- what an honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016
Trump has decided to deprive the news station of his presence at the upcoming GOP debate. Instead, he is holding a rally of his own, at the same time the debate is covered. Donald says the rally will benefit wounded veterans.
Mark Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics, shared this unique description of the most recent topic of the feud between Trump and Fox on Today with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, reports Newsbusters.
“Fox News put out a very provocative, confrontational statement. They basically showed Donald Trump one finger, Donald Trump showed them one finger and then punched them in the face.”
Halperin continues to say that, in his opinion, it was not a “good move” for the news site to make.
“I think journalistically and tactically, it was not a good move. An organization – a news organization sponsoring a debate should treat all of the participants with respect. They should let their journalism speak for itself.”
Rather than harming his number of voters, it is quite possible that Donald Trump will gain even more. This entire fiasco has one thing going for it: Trump proves yet again that when he says something, he stands by it. Though Bill O’Reilly chastised Donald for declining the debate so close to the Iowa caucus, he nevertheless held his ground. According to the Hill, Donald Trump has made his decision and will not back down.
“I don’t like being taken advantage of. In this case I was being taken advantage of by Fox. I don’t like that. Now when I’m representing the country, if I win, I’m not going to let our country be taken advantage of. … It’s a personality trait but I don’t think it’s a bad personality trait.”
Millions of people like this macho standing. It seems trustworthy, and something our country desperately needs. A president who will stand firm in his beliefs, protect our country, and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
Do you think Donald Trump should reconsider and join the Republican debate? Why or why not?
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