Fox News Makes Light of Donald Trump’s Threat to Pull Out of Debate

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Fox News made light of Donald Trump’s latest threat not to attend the next GOP presidential debate on Thursday, after the candidate posted a video claiming that moderator Megyn Kelly is biased against him and would treat him unfairly.

“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 said in a tongue-in-cheek statement.

Trump posted a video on Instagram in which he said, “Megyn Kelly is really biased against me. She knows that. I know that. Do you think that she can be really fair at a debate?” He also posted a vote in which Twitter users can answer his question, “Should I do the #GOPdebate?” As of 3 p.m. ET, “yes” votes were slightly outpacing “no” votes.

Trump has threatened to pull out of previous debates, and even suggested that CNN should pay him to show up to their debates, with the proceeds going to a veterans organization. The network did not. He and Ben Carson threatened to pull out of a CNBC debate in late October unless the time was kept to two hours, among other demands. They did attend after discussions between the network and the Republican National Committee.

Fox News is partnering with Google for the debate, to be held in Des Moines, Iowa. Bret Baier and Chris Wallace are joining Kelly as moderators. The debate is the final GOP gathering before the Iowa caucus on Monday.

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  1. SeniorsTn9 says:

    UPDATE: Trump won the debate he didn’t even participate in. No surprise here.
    Which debate will you focus on, the elephant walk or Trump? If you want to hear positive messages listen to Trump. Trump stood his ground. Trump is definitely different. When we look at the options there is simply no alternative. I prefer to watch the next president of the United States of America. I was on the fence but how I am definitely a Trump supporter. Trump will make America great again.
    There is a personality conflict here and everyone knows it. This reporter definitely has a hate on for Trump. Trump was right to not participate in this debate. Replace the so called bias reporter. Fox News could have fixed this but choose not to. Call Trump’s bluff and he will have no choice but to join the debate. This is not and should not be about reporters. The press, for some reason, always plays into Trump’s hand. This is another Trump strategic move to force the debate to focus on him first. Seriously just look at what has already happened, All Trump’s opponents and the media are talking about now is the fact that Trump is not participating in the debate. Brilliant!
    Trump has changed the debating and campaigning rules. Trump will or will not be successful based on his decisions and his alone. Trump now has the focus on him and the debates haven’t even startled. Trump is now winning debates he isn’t even participating in. This has got to be a first in successful political debating strategies! Amazing! A win win for Trump. Smart man! Smart like a Fox.

  2. ann says:

    Nice to have a leader with balls!

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