Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Debate!… UPDATE — Cable Giant Fires on Republican Candidate: ‘We can’t give in to terrorizations‘… Says The Donald ‘Walking away’ from Iowans… Trashes Campaign Manager…

Trump skipping the debate is a smart move that’s been done by countless politicians with a lead. 
But, his quarrel with Fox also sets him apart as a different kind of leader that doesn’t take any guff form anyone.  This won’t hurt him one bit despite all the caterwauling from pundits who’ve been consistently wrong for the past eight 8 months.     

Breitbart reports GOP frontrunner Donald Trump will ‘definitely not’ be participating in Fox News’s GOP debate on Thursday, according to the Trump campaign.

“He’s definitely not participating in the Fox News debate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The Washington Post. “His word is his bond.”

During a press conference on Tuesday evening, Trump told reporters he would hold an event to raise money for veterans instead of attending the debate.
Also, Trump appeared to be upset by a “wise guy” press statement made by Fox News on Tuesday.

Before the Trump campaign said they would not participate in the Iowa confab, Fox News released the following statement to 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.

Fox also backed Kelly in the dispute. “Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist and the entire network stands behind her — she will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night,” Roger Ailes added about the upcoming debate.

After Trump announced that he will not participate in the Fox News debate, his campaign released the following statement:

 As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low-rated afterthoughts.

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