It doesn’t look like Fox News is going to win this feud with Donald Trump, which means Megyn Kelly won’t go down in history as a woman defending her journalistic integrity to the end! This appears to be the outcome the Fox folks are hoping for when all is said and done with tonight’s debate boycott by Trump.
This Fox and Megyn Kelly debacle is becoming nothing more than a nuisance to many of the Trump supporters today. Some of the other Republican candidates have offered to debate Trump away from the confines of the Fox News panel. Then there are those in the media reporting that Trump will most likely dominate in the Fox debate despite not being there!
According to Salon News on January 27, while Fox News continues this battle with Trump, “Bill O’Reilly defies Roger Ailes to interview Donald Trump as Fox News debate drama intensifies.” It looks like Fox is fighting a losing battle. Instead of replacing Megyn Kelly, who was more attacking when it came to only Trump with her moderator style in the first GOP debate, Fox decides to cement their feet to the ground and they won’t waver.
CNN News reports on January 27 that Trump continues seeing long lines of people “showing up in droves” and waiting for hours just to be in the audience for any one of his speeches. The CNN News channel also asked 150 people what the draw is with Trump and most said the same thing.
People are yearning for this country to go back to when it used to be, great, simple, fearless and on top. Trump has tapped into the “fears and anxieties that have erupted into the open in an extraordinary presidential campaign,” writes CNN. They also say, “In Trump, these people see the next president.”
According to UPI News today, even though Trump won’t be at the GOP debate tonight, he will most likely dominate the event anyway. He has scheduled an event at the exact same time as the Fox GOP debate and you can bet that a good portion of the would-be debate watchers are going to tune into what Trump is doing and skip the debate. At the very least they’ll probably have a split-screen going on at home in the nation’s living rooms.
Trump has scheduled an event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. “The event, billed as a benefit for veterans organizations, was scheduled to begin the same time as the Fox News debate,” reports UPI News. This GOP debate might go down in history as a debate won by a man who wasn’t even there.