One thing that GOP Presidential frontrunner and bloated kumquat Donald Trump has remained consistent on throughout his campaign is his trolling of Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Ever since Kelly asked Trump about his sexist statements at the fist GOP debate this summer, the celebrity billionaire has attacked her at every opportunity, including late-night Twitter tantrums and bringing up her menstrual cycle to a rival network’s anchor.
Therefore, it has come as absolutely no surprise that Trump has decided to go after Kelly with another debate coming up on Fox News. Over the past few days, the real estate mogul has tried to bully the network into dropping her as a moderator, threatening not to appear at the debate while calling her biased and saying her appearance would be a conflict of interest.
For their part, Fox has responded in kind to Trump, sending out statements letting him know that Kelly will not be replaced, thanking Trump for increasing viewer interest in the debate and essentially calling him a coward. On Tuesday, The Donald took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts to poll his supporters and followers, asking them if he should bow out of Thursday’s event.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2016
Per The Hill, Fox News released a snarky statement in response:
“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 his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meeting.”
Let’s be real — Trump will not miss this upcoming debate for the world. He’s currently in a close fight with Ted Cruz in the Iowa GOP caucus, and this is the last opportunity to reach a national primetime audience before they tally the votes.
Nah, this is just his attempt to be treated ‘fairly,’ which in his mind, is getting his ass kissed and having his demands met. He feels that television ratings drive everything right now, and if he can threaten a news network with a lower audience, then he can get them to kowtow to him. It has worked before.
If he does follow through with dropping out, he’ll be labeled a pussy who was too scared to face a conservative media personality that works for a right-wing propaganda empire that has provided him with all kinds of positive press. And to think, this is the guy who says he’ll kill all the terrorists.
UPDATE: Trump has since announced he will not appear at Thursday’s debate.