The Donald has caused quite a stir in the political establishment, again, but the reasons are much more serious than a spat with Megyn Kelly, as the mainstream media would have you believe.
After Trump’s announcement, he received criticism from those in the left wing and right wing. But if you look at what Ronald Reagan did in the 1980s then you might change your mind.
Trump isn’t the first top-tier presidential candidate to skip a debate. Ronald Reagan did not attend a Republican debate ahead of the 1980 Iowa caucuses, which he lost to George H.W. Bush. Reagan went on to the win the nomination and the presidency.
Before we get to the dirt on FOX, Google, and the RNC in this controversy, let’s look at the numbers…
FOX News host Greta Van Susteren asked her conservative viewers if they will tune in to Thursday’s GOP debate now that Donald Trump has announced he will not participate.
I launched a similar poll <(you can still vote!) late Tuesday, sharing with my Facebook feeds, and this is the result as of Wednesday morning…
Another poll of mainstream GOP voters from RedStateWatcher…
Fox News had recently released a press release that criticized Trump and accused him of trying to bully the network so he can get what he wants from them.
The last straw with Donald was this press release from Fox Network Ceo, Roger Ailes…
“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.” [CNN Money, 1/26/16]
Said Trump: “I didn’t like the fact that they sent out press releases toying, talking about Putin and playing games. I don’t know what games Roger Ailes is playing.”
His Republican rivals denounced his decision to not show up at the debate, despite the fact that Rand Paul elected not to go to the last Republican debate and nobody even mentioned it.
However, Ronald Reagan didn’t go to the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses in 1980 when he was running for president, and we all know how that turned out for him. He went on to win in a landslide.
The Trump campaign has been very similar to the way Reagan’s campaign was, so one might think the results could well be the same.
At this debate, the GOP debaters can attack Trump and look like major cowards going after someone who isn’t there to defend themselves, or they can shred each other! WIN-WIN!
Of course, FOX was prepping for this.
Leaning into their laptop computers, they reviewed not just the questions they would ask but the structure of every query, keeping in mind the constraints of time and the need to avoid repeating topics. As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality-TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds.
“I would say the level is about an eight on the concern meter because of the unknown,” Baier said.
Baier even had a “nuclear option” at the ready for Trump if he ignored all protocol.
The script took a page from Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” TV show. It went like this: “Mr. Trump, in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on this stage. We don’t want to have to escort you to the elevator outside this boardroom.”
“We’re hoping we don’t have to use it,” Baier said later. “[But] we’re locked and loaded.”
“You can’t let them have that off ramp” was Baier’s rule as they hone each line.
Indeed, when Kelly rehearsed a question for another candidate — delivered in the staccato style that adds to her reputation as a tenacious interrogator — a producer at the table said, “He’ll go berserk.” That’s a compliment for Kelly, who smiled.
Trump also knows a hit-job when he sees it. Here’s where it gets good!
Fox News and Google invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate. One of those people is a Muslim activist who has called Trump a bigot and compared him to Adolf Hitler.
“We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia… turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating,” the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video.
The two companies announced Tuesday afternoon that the anti-Trump Muslim advocate would be allowed to play a role in the debate.
“Google is teaming up with the Fox News Channel for the final Republican debate in Iowa on Thursday, January 28, 2016, and integrating three new components into the debate to help people get informed before they head to the polls, including a way to hear directly from candidates on Google; real-time Google Trends data; and questions from three of YouTube’s most prominent voices—Nabela Noor, Mark Watson, and Dulce Candy — who will join the moderators in the debate to ask the candidates a question on an issue that matters to them and their communities.”
The Republican National Committee also approved the choice of Noor, an LA.-based press aide for YouTube, Jackie Cavanagh, at MPRM Communications, said. “I believe” she was chosen by YouTube, with help from the RNC and Fox, she said.
This has only proven that the Donald knows what he is doing, unlike the usual career politicians, he will make America great again!
Written by Robert Snowden:
TRUMP IS BRILLIANT!! On Trump boycotting the Fox News debate: If you think this struggle is just between Trump and Megan Kelly, you are more than naive. Trump is raising a MEGA-Movement, a counter-revolution, by standing against the Globalist Elite that own both the Republican and Democrat Parties, and own the Media that own all the Spin Doctors like NeoCon Review’s gang of 22, Charles Krauthammer, and Megyn Kelly.
He is standing against the establishment that controls the six corporations that own the T.V. and radio media, all of the major news papers, most of the small so-called independent papers, and the 99 percent of the publishing houses. These are the people that also own and control the Federal Reserve and all the Western Central Banks that have held our economy hostage to their New World Order Agenda, robbed us of Constitutional Governance, and relegated our children and Grand Children to debt slavery in a quasi-Marxist Poverty State.
This ELECTION is between Donald Trump and the Globalist Criminals that control every aspect of our Government, every NGO that is pushing a Globalist agenda – from the Rockefeller Foundation, George Soros, UNESCO, USAID, and the Clinton Foundation. Simply put, this is the most important election in our life time. (Donald Trump President 2016)
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