Temperamental Trump Decides To Boycott Fox News Republican Debate

Donald Trump is officially boycotting the final Republican debate tonight sponsored by Fox News ahead of the Iowa Caucuses on Monday.

Earlier this week, Trump was whining on the campaign trail and demanded that  Fox News remove one of its moderators, Megyn Kelly, who had previously asked him challenging questions during an August Fox News debate in which he was asked about some disparaging comments he had made towards women in the past, a fair game question during a presidential debate, no matter how hard Trump tried to spin it around and portray himself as the innocent victim of unfair questioning.

Following the Republican debate in August, Trump disparaged Fox Host Megyn Kelly in public, showing that his disparaging tendencies towards women are authentic.

Just hours after the August debate, Trump tweeted about Kelly “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” which was interpreted to mean her menstruation cycle.

During an interview on CNN a couple of days later, Trump said about Megyn Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes….blood coming out of her wherever.”

This past week, Trump renewed tensions again when he called Kelly a “third rate journalist.”

Trump told his supporters yesterday that he would “most likely” skip tonight’s Fox News Debate.

Resembling the actions of a young teenager, Trump took to Twitter to ask his loyal friends whether he should skip tonight’s debate. He held a poll of their votes.

Later in the day, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, confirmed that the boycott decision was final.

The unpredictable boycott of Thursday’s Republican debate due to Trump’s own personal vendetta towards a female journalist and a respected cable T.V. news network demonstrates that Trump is prone to impulse and vindictiveness.

While running for president and commander in chief as the highest U.S. statesman on a global stage, those qualities are un-statesman like and un-characteristic of former U.S. presidents.

A Republican debate is about America and policy issues, not Trump’s celebrity bombastic persona and the follow up  attention he receives from insulting people in front of a camera when challenged.

It is not an extension of Celebrity Apprentice, a popular reality T.V. show that Trump once starred in that dramatically featured him firing people at will.

Yesterday, in typical Trump fashion, he overplayed his own self-importance during earlier Republican debates, using triumphant language in a statement he wrote that took issue about the way Fox stands to profit from his presence at the debate.

Trump strangely referred to himself in the third person when he wrote his statement.

Trump wrote,

“Fox News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low rated afterthoughts.”

“Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and Fox News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. There have already been six debates and according to all online debate polls including Drudge, Slate, Time Magazine, and many others, Mr. Trump has won all of them, in particular the last one.”

Trump stated that he would instead be hosting an event in Iowa on Thursday night to raise money  for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors.

Showing little humility, Trump tweeted that without him, Fox News wouldn’t have ratings.

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