Donald Trump, who has called Megyn Kelly a “bimbo”, sees her as a biased moderator and would like to see her removed from the upcoming Fox debate. Fox has said prior to this that she would be a moderator. It will make for great TV and they have to support her.
Frankly, if a candidate can’t handle Megyn, he probably can’t handle Putin or the Ayatollah either.
Based on @MegynKelly‘s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2016
Fox News won’t change moderators and responded to his tweet. “Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him.”
The Republican debates have all been ratings bonanzas for the networks that aired them, with the Fox debate in August seeing an incredible 24 million viewers and the following debate on CNN in September getting 23 million.
In August, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly announced they were going to hit Trump hard. A Politico article from the day before said that Fox was planning to take him out.
Out of the gate, the candidates were asked to promise not to run a third party and the only one who wouldn’t was Trump. He was booed.
However, as many suspected, it was a sham. Since then, there have been suggestions that some of the candidates would run a third party candidacy, Jeb Bush being one. Other notable Republicans have said they won’t vote for him and might vote for Hillary.
This is another reason why people don’t trust some of them.
Megyn Kelly immediately came at Trump with a question quoting him trash-talking the often-reviled Rosie O’Donnell. Trump responded that his comments were just aimed at Rosie and the audience laughed. What Megyn said afterwards didn’t seem to matter for most of the audience who were still laughing but she did insist it’s not just against Rosie.
Many of Megyn supporters were offended by his comments about Rosie and possibly other women, yet others were angry that Megyn appeared to be trying to take him out. Trump called for a boycott on his Twitter account and had 4600 likes on his tweet.
In the end, it seemed to help Trump and his numbers rose. If you say anything at all against Trump, he deems you an enemy and wipes the floor with you.
Every one who tries to come out against him is demonized, no matter how stellar their previous records.
Yesterday at a campaign rally, Trump said joking – maybe – “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
It could be almost true.
Trump supporters don’t believe the attacks on Trump nor do they believe any criticisms of him or they don’t care. Most amusing are the RINOs railing against him for not being a conservative. They aren’t conservative either which is how Trump came to be.
Ironically, many of Trump’s current positions are conservative and more conservative than some of the other candidates criticizing him. In fact, concerns about illegal immigration and unvetted refugees should be bipartisan and probably are with the people outside of the Beltway.
The media, politically left and right anti-Trump people thought it wise to insult his followers. It also had the opposite effect from what they hoped.
Donald Trump’s attacks on Ted Cruz and others have been brutal but brilliant and appropriate to the times. He talks courageously about the issues the other candidates won’t deal with. While he’s brash, many people think he is simply speaking plain. It has pushed him ahead of Ted Cruz in Iowa according to the latest Fox News poll.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2016
Unfortunately, these presidential campaigns in particular engage in lies and ad hominem attacks but it’s not about to change any time soon.