Love him or hate him you’ve got to admire The Donald’s style. It’s not like he hasn’t made it perfectly clear: if you eff with him he will eff with you.
So when Fox put out a pre-debate snarky comment about Trump yesterday:
"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."
he pulled out of the debate. Well played: who needs to hear from all these guys again anyway when there’s only 3 real contenders and what new do they have to say anyway? The debates are now more for the benefit of the media than the voters. And Fox gave The Donald the perfect excuse to decline to participate by making it more about Fox News in general rather than Megyn Kelly in particular.
Plus he’ll be holding a competing event that will benefit veterans and wounded warriors. Maybe Fox can cover that too, to make up for the ratings they’ll be losing on the debate.
The crew at Fox probably should have read The Art of the Deal, they would have discovered how Trump likes to use leverage. Or at least they should have watched a few episodes of The Apprentice where they would have discovered that he loves to fire people.
The Trump haters will be relishing what they consider Trump’s latest childish tantrum butt they just don’t get it. The Donald just demonstrated how you make America great again: you simply don’t take crap from anybody. So pay attention Putin, Xi Jinping, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; payback is hell,
- and President Trump likes nothing better than payback.
I’ll be totally out of pocket today so consider this an open thread.