by James Buchanan
In a surprise move, Donald Trump has announced that he will hold a rally in Iowa to raise money for wounded veterans rather than attend the last presidential debate on Fox.
A Washington Post article reports “Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.”
“Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one week before the kickoff Iowa caucuses. He once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.”
Trump explained that he had placed first in all the post-debate polls. A Yahoo news article quotes Trump: “With me, they’re dealing with somebody that’s a little bit different. They can’t toy with me like they toy with everybody else… Let them have their debate and let’s see how they do with the ratings.”
Trump pointed out that the Democrats had finished their presidential debates and that Republicans had held more debates than them already. Trump also pointed out that there was little point in continuing to debate candidates who barely had any support.
The Yahoo article notes that Trump said “Why do I have to make Fox rich?”
Trump announced that Fox should donate their debate profits to American veterans and Wounded Warriors and that he would stage a private rally to raise money for veterans’ charities.
Fox News announced that they would be using Megyn Kelly again to host their debate, despite widespread criticism that she had been highly partisan and unprofessional toward Trump in the first debate. Her appointment to host the last debate was an obvious slight against Trump.
A Breitbart article reports “Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate — including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot…”
No doubt the Muslim would wail about innocent people being banned from the U.S. in a page taken straight out of the Democrat playbook. I wonder who the other two Youtube personalities were, illegal alien children from Guatemala, perhaps?
As more information comes out, it’s increasingly clear that Fox news was preparing another ambush, and Trump has deftly stepped out of the way. The final debate will