Trump campaign says candidate won’t participate in Fox News/Google debate


Trump campaign says candidate won

Considering his biggest backer has been CNN from the start, this is not a surprise.

In an ironic twist though, all of CNN’s efforts to push Trump; with the assumption by most including myself that he would be a slam dunk to lose to Clinton, has come at the cost of the Democrat front runner Clinton. CNN might have helped make it possible for a socialist named Sanders to beat her, and at very least, she will have her hands full with any of the GOP frontrunners whereas before it seemed improbable that she would lose. Sanders would almost certainly lose in a general election, wouldn’t he?

Hopefully with Trump gone for this debate it will allow economic and constitutional Conservatives to get some of the spotlight.


That’s nuts. The Clinton News Network is 100% in the tank for Billary.


<blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en”><p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>“It is not under negotiation”: Trump will definitely not attend Fox News debate, campaign confirms <a href=“”></a></p>— TheBlaze (@theblaze) <a href=“”>January 27, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en”><p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”><a href=“”>@greggutfeld</a> <a href=“”>@tvnewser</a> <a href=“”>@realDonaldTrump</a> <a href=“”>@megynkelly</a> <a href=“”>@FoxNews</a> FOX is losing me with this anti Trump crap.</p>— Queen of Benghazi (@sea329) <a href=“”>January 27, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en”><p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=“”>January 27, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=“twitter-tweet” lang=“en”><p lang=“en” dir=“ltr”>Pathetic attempt by <a href=“”>@foxnews</a> to try and build up ratings for the <a href=“”>#GOPDebate</a>. Without me they’d have no ratings!
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Where to start?

  1. You must be watching a different CNN than the one I’m aware of 'cuz I haven’t heard a WORD about them backing Trump. That’s just crazy.

  2. Trump losing to Clinton is FAR from a slam dunk. More like the other way around.

  3. Considering who’s been president for the last 8 years, I wouldn’t count on Sanders almost certainly losing in the general. In my mind, Hillary would be more likely to lose than he would.

  4. I don’t imagine that too many people outside of Iowans are interested in seeing yet another debate. Add to that how many people are still peeved w/FOX for their last stunt, and viewership just went down all the more.

  5. The only Constitutional Conservative running is Cruz. He already had better chances than Trump in the Iowa Caucus.

  6. The only people who care about the Iowa Caucus are those running and Iowans. (There’s already been talk about dropping it, but apparently TPTB took pity on a poor state that only garners attention once every 4 years.)



W**ell well well, what an interesting thing for Megan Kelly to say days before the debate:


Notice how Trump so easily “plays” the media. All the networks are talking about is will he show up or not and will his absence cost him in Missouri? Don’t be surprised if he shows up after milking this media play for all it’s worth. But, who knows? Petulance - he likes to be in absolute control; he’s king of the boardroom where his word “trumps” everything. FOX has provided him air time for months - more than any other candidate by far.

As for Megyn Kelly - there was nothing wrong with her question regarding his dealings/verbal characterization of many women in light of the fact this topic ("war on women) will be thrown in his face by Clinton should he win the nomination. If he can’t handle it now, how the hell will he respond in the general campaign?


I agree. But I believe Trump’s ACTUAL response was pretty innocuous too:

“…honestly Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that…”

That’s the BIG hateful response that everybody slams Trump for. The narrative about it has replaced the actual words themselves.


Actually, Terry - his “hateful response” - your words - is occurring right now by way of his boycott and blaming Kelly. Frankly, I’m glad he won’t be there - perhaps those present will have more time to respond to questions.

This makes him look like a child. It brings into question his temperament. I think it is a big mistake on his part. We’ll see.


Since when is a boycott “hate”?
And Kelly HAS been vindictive. Anyone who has watched her shows since that debate knows it.
Trump walked away from a bad deal. Smart businessman. We need it.


I disagree completely. He’s making media hay and scapegoating Megyn Kelly - in my opinion. But, who cares? The Missouri caucus goers will decide.


You mean, Iowa?

Besides, what’s left to ask? Boxers or briefs?
Kidding aside, just what does anyone really learn about any candidate from a debate beyond, possibly, his general demeanor?
They ALL spout generalities that they’re fairly certain the voters want to hear without ever going into specifics as to how they plan to go about achieving their goals.
May as well use campaign ads to decide your vote.


DARN IT!! LOL Yes, I mean IOWA. Do you think Terry will notice? LMAO!!


:coffee_spray: No reason to doubt it!


I didn’t notice. I am still trying to figure out how not participating in a debate is hate.

Trump made some good points besides Kelly being a jerk: He said he has won all the debates, which polls confirm, so why should he do another.
He said there are people on the stage that are at 2% and debating them is a waste of time, also true.
Lastly, he said why make Fox rich when he can hold an event that can fund Veterans.

All good points to me.



Keep working on it, Terry. LOL


Neither your opinion or mine is important here, Terry. Iowans will make the call.

Piggybacking on 2cent’s point - Repubs have had so many debates (if that is what we call them) that it is beginning to seem like an on-going reality show.

The question is, will Iowans hold it against Trump for not participating in the debate conducted in their state? Of course, we don’t know at this point.


What’s more is, who cares? Iowans haven’t picked a presidential winner in HOW many years???

They’re kinda like Punxsutawney, PA, only Punxsutawny gets 4x the attention.


Sorry. I thought we were talking about the general topic of Trump not going to the debate.

As for Iowa, it’s a toss-up if Trump wins or not. But if I recall, most Republicans who win Iowa lose the nomination, so I am not overly interested in it.