FLASHBACK: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump Once Complimented Fox News Host Megyn Kelly for her Performance Moderating a GOP debate in 2011
FLASHBACK … IN 2011 DONALD TRUMP HAD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR MEGYN KELLY …
Hmm, so Donald Trump, the current front-runner for the GOP is not participating in this coming Thursday’s FOX News Republican debate blaming it on the fact that Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators, will not be fair to him. Interesting. That is not what The Donald was sating in 2011, he was praising Megyn … When she asked him whether he could be a better moderator than her Trump responded, “No, I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.” Trump then followed up with, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”
Trump was going to moderate a debate on News Max, check out the comment he made initially about when not many candidates signed on to the event, Trumps stated, “I don’t see a lot of courage”. Really? So just curious Mr. Trump, what do you call it when you are a no show at a debate?
From The Blaze:
Trump spoke to Kelly in 2011 about his frustration with candidates refusing to participate in a debate he was set to host with NewsMax. The businessman implied the Republican candidates declining invitations to attend his debate lacked “courage.”
He then heaped praise on Kelly.
“Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?” Kelly asked.
“No,” Trump promptly replied. “I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.”
The billionaire added, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”
Donald Trump Will Not Participate Thusday’s FOX News GOP Debate … FOX News Stands Behind Megyn Kelly
REALLY MR. TRUMP, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU!
The childish hair pulling match between Donald Trump and FOX News has apparently ended in Trump claiming that he will “definitely not” be participating in Thursday nights Republican party debate. Trump has been whining in recent days to those Conservative and Republican loving folks at CNN that FOX News has treated him unfairly and especially Megyn Kelly. Trump then got upset that FOX News made joking comments when Trump said that he might not attend the debate. Wow Donald, really? It’s time to put your big-boy pants on and stop the nonsense. Are you really that thin skinned? Do you actually think that FOX News is your enemy and CNN is your friend? Trust me, I kind of think that Trump was given a raw deal by Megyn Kelly at the first debate, but that does not mean you take a temper tantrum, take your toys and go how. What kind of a message does this send and what does it really reveal about Trump as an individual?
All this over a spat with Megyn Kelly, really? Sorry folks, there comes a point and time where a leader needs to think of some one other than himself and is willing to take the arrows for Americans. I am sick and tired of having a narcissist as president. Why does it appear that this man is no different, he just happens to be a Republican. Maybe.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.
Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one week before the kickoff Iowa caucuses. He once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.
So far, Trump’s untraditional moves have only expanded his support, but his threatened boycott leaves him open to criticism that for all his tough talk he is ducking face-to-face confrontations with his opponents and scrutiny from the Fox moderators.
It was back and forth whether he would or would not, but Donald Trump told CNN tonight that when FOX News put out its snarky press release today, he said, “Bye,bye!” Trump told this to his new found buddies at CNN. All of the debates have had their issues, too many candidates, moderators thinking they are more important than the questions they should be asking, more interested in starting a food fight than getting to what the candidates believe and how to fix the issues in American, etc. But Trump trying to bully a network to get some one who he does not like thrown off the panel? Sorry, I would have told him to go pound sand too. That is exactly what FOX News did as they stood by Megyn Kelly and let Trump walk.
As Patterico’s Pontifications opined, Roger Ailes made the smart decision to call his bluff and stand by Kelly and FOX News said to The Donald, You’re Fired.
As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. 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. Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process – and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity.
Let’s see whether this changes the game in Iowa at the last minute.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Not Sure if This is Just Hype Leading Up to the Next GOP Debate
- Donald Trump is threatening not to show up if Megyn Kelly remains one of the moderators of Thursday’s GOP debate
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Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Skipping Thursday’s Republican Primary Debate if He Doesn’t Get Fair Treatment from Megyn Kelly
ENOUGH DONALD, SUCK IT UP AND JUST DEAL WITH IT, YOUR ACT IS GETTING OLD …
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump whined that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate on the FOX News channel if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Megyn Kelly. Seriously Mr. Trump, you are on CNN bitching about the unfair treatment you are getting from a FOX News host? First of all, get over yourself. Two, suck it up because if or when you get the GOP presidential nomination, CNN is going to shred you. Honestly, if Trump thinks that he is being treated unfairly by Megyn Kelly now, wait until the MSM gets in this political cross-hairs, including CNN. Trump’s arrogance is growing old where he thinks that no one is allowed to ask him a tough question and if they do, he calls them a name. Hmm, Trump is sounding an awful like Obama who refused to go on FOX News and would make continual dismissive comments regarding the cable channel.
How comical is it that Trump is telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Megyn Kelly is bias. Ah, Donald, what do you think Wolf Blitzer is?
Fox News says Donald Trump is scared of facing Megyn Kelly at Thursday night’s Republican primary debate.
The missive came hours after Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he would consider skipping this Thursday’s Republican primary debate if he doesn’t get fair treatment from Kelly, who he said treats him “very unfairly.”
“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists — we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” the network said in a statement.
Trump has been accusing Kelly of unfair treatment ever since he stepped off stage at the first Fox News debate in August.
But he’s ratcheted up those attacks in recent days in an apparent attempt to influence the Fox News moderators ahead of Thursday’s debate.
“I don’t like her. She doesn’t treat me fairly. I’m not a big fan of hers at all,” Trump said during Monday’s interview. He also claimed that he “might be the best thing that ever happened to her,” because no one had ever heard of her before the August debate.
DONALD TRUMP LOOKS LIKE HE IS SURGING IN THE POLLS AGAIN IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE …
According to the most recent FOX News poll, Donald Trump appears to be gaining momentum again and the lead in Iowa. With just one week before the Iowa Caucus Trump now leads by double digits. Once behind by 4 points, Trump now leads in Iowa with 34%, Ted Cruz is second with 23% and Marco Rubio in third at 12%. But what is interesting is the poll also reveals that 20% of respondents state they would refuse to vote for Trump as the GOP candidate against any Democrat.
In New Hampshire the story is much different as Trump continues to dominate in the polls. Trump leads with 31%, Ted Cruz is second with 14% and Marco Rubio third with 13%. Interestingly enough, Cruz is second in New Hampshire and is the highest percent among who is respondents second choice.
With just over a week until the first 2016 election contest, Donald Trump takes the lead in Iowa — and maintains his big advantage in New Hampshire.
That’s according to the latest round of Fox News state polls on the Republican presidential nomination contest.
Trump bests Ted Cruz in Iowa and now receives 34 percent support among Republican caucus-goers. Trump was at 23 percent in the Fox News Poll two weeks ago (January 4-7).
Cruz is second with 23 percent — down a touch from 27 percent. Marco Rubio comes in third with 12 percent, down from 15 percent. No others garner double-digit support.
Remarkable results from the candidate that all of the pundits, both Republican and Democrat, thought who’s presidential run was a joke.
HMM, JUST GOING TO PUT THIS OUT THERE BECAUSE WE ARE FAIR AND BALANCED … DIDN’T WE SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT BARACK OBAMA?
Sounds a lot like Donald Trump’s saying, What difference does it make?
Donald Trump said at a campaign rally in Iowa on Saturday, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” Hmm, I know that Trump was once again using hyperbole and joking to make a point, because that is what The Donald does. Trump was making the comment to show how loyal his supporters were. Okay, that maybe true but is that a good thing? Sorry, but those who dislike the current president made the same comments regarding Obama in that he could have done anything and individuals would have voted for him. Just saying.
Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street.
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally here.
The GOP front-runner has repeatedly pointed to the loyalty of his supporters, many of whom tell reporters and pollsters that almost nothing could make them change their mind about voting for Trump in the presidential race.
Trump made this comment to make the point that his supports are loyal as WKRG opines that, his supporters are a staunchly loyal bunch, so loyal, in fact, that the billionaire could get away with some pretty drastic acts and his fan base wouldn’t bat an eye. Can’t we say the same thing about the Democrat front runner for the nomination Hillary Clinton? Oh wait, she actually is partially responsible for killing people in Benghazi. Clinton’s response was, What difference does it make? Folks, it isn’t called loyalty when you blindly follow some one no matter what, it might be instead fanaticism. However, in Donald’s defense, he didn’t say who he would shoot.
“My people are so smart — and you know what else they say about my people? The polls?” Trump asked a crowd at a Sioux Center, Iowa, rally. “I have the most loyal people — did you ever see that?”
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” he said, referring to the major street in New York City that cuts through Manhattan’s large commercial district. “It’s, like, incredible.”
Trump certainly holds a commanding national lead over the rest of the Republican presidential field.
SARAH PALIN GIVES DONALD TRUMP A RINGING ENDORSEMENT AHEAD OF THE IOWA CAUCUSES …
Last night former Alaska governor and 2008 VP running mate Sarah Palin gave Donald Trump her endorsement for the 2016 GOP presidential race. It was not just a plain old one, it was quite a ringing endorsement. This was a little surprising, but maybe it is not as this 2016 political season has been one like no other in recent times. I understand Republicans want to win back the White House, but for me these days, its no longer a T or D thing, its a conservative thing. I have seen too many Republicans disappoint me. Obviously, Donald Trump has tapped into the political outsider thing. Which is what has caused the momentum and his front-runner status. Now he is tapping into that same energy that Palin attracted years ago. During her endorsement speech she stated, “Well, I am here because like you I know that it is now or never. I’m in it to win it because we believe in America, and we love our freedom. And if you love your freedom, thank a vet. Thank a vet, and know that the United States military deserves a commander-in-chief that our country passionately, and will never apologize for this country. A new commander-in-chief who will never leave our men behind. A new commander-in-chief, one who will never lie to the families of the fallen.”
Full Sarah Palin speech
Today Donald J. Trump received the coveted and influential endorsement of former Vice Presidential Candidate and Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Palin praised Trump’s leadership and unparalleled ability to speak the truth and produce real results. A trusted conservative, Palin has a proven record of being fiscally modest, staunchly pro-life and believes in small government that allows businesses to grow and freedom to prosper. Gov. Palin joined Mr. Trump in Ames on Tuesday, just two weeks before the Iowa Caucuses, to announce her endorsement of the GOP frontrunner.
Mr. Trump stated, “I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement. She is a friend, and a high quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”
However, I am a bit taken aback, much like William Teach from The Right Wing News. Trump has some conservative qualities, positions and he speaks his mind; however, he is no Conservative. Just remember that folks. I just hope this ends well. I hope!!!
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, providing him with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses.
“Are you ready for the leader to make America great again?” Mrs. Palin said with Mr. Trump by her side at a rally at Iowa State University. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States — Donald Trump.”
Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican so far. It came the same day that Iowa’s Republican governor, Terry Branstad, said he hoped that Senator Ted Cruz would be defeated in Iowa. The Feb. 1 caucuses are a must-win for the Texas senator, who is running neck-and-neck with Mr. Trump in state polls.
The endorsement came as Mr. Trump was bearing down in the state, holding multiple campaign events and raising expectations about his performance in the nation’s first nominating contest.
As Mrs. Palin announced her backing, Mr. Trump stood wearing a satisfied smile as she scolded mainstream Republicans as sellouts and praised how Mr. Trump had shaken up the party. “He’s been going rogue left and right,” Mrs. Palin said of Mr. Trump, using one of her signature phrases. “That’s why he’s doing so well. He’s been able to tear the veil off this idea of the system.”
It is not clear that Mrs. Palin’s blessing will have a major impact on Mr. Trump’s long-term prospects. But in Iowa, where Mrs. Palin spent years developing a network of supporters, it could be helpful. Mr. Trump has faced questions about whether his campaign’s organizing muscle can draw the voters to match his poll numbers come caucus night.
One thing I do not want to hear from Donald Trump or the Palin’s when it comes to Ted Cruz and that is that he is some kind of bad and hated man. That’s BS. To be honest, prior to Trumps presidential run for the GOP many who know support him thought he was a blow hard billionaire. Check out via Weasel Zippers how Ted Cruz reacted with class to Palins endorsement of Trump. Cut the nonsense Trump, and stop it right now. Cruz is actually a conservative, you are not.
Donald Trump on New York Values – In His Own Words from 1999 on Meet the Press with Tim Russert (VIDEO)
OK, TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT NEW YORK VALUES FROM DONALD TRUMPS OWN LIPS …
I like some of the things that Donald Trump says and has to offer and I also like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as well, so when the dust up over New York values popped up, I figured it would go away just like the rest of the nonsensical, irrelevant issues that take place during a primary. However, it would appear that the MSM and Trump want it to have legs. So let’s just dispel all the BS right here and now. Sorry Donald, you are wrong on this one and you earn no points, except with liberals and the liberal MSM. Neither of which will get you a GOP presidential nomination.
Take a good look at the VIDEO below of Download Trump from October 24, 1999 in an interview with the late Tim Russert on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’. When asked about whether gays should serve in the military, Trumps response was … “It would not disturb me. I mean, hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life, so my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa, perhaps…”. And when asked about partial birth abortion Trump’s response was, “Well, look, I’m very pro-choice…and again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country, and you know, I was raised in New York, and grew up and work and everything else in New York City.“ Hmm … so in both cases he references New York City and because of his being raised there he could have different views than that of other people in other parts of the country.
AMERICA, WAKE THE HELL UP, DONALD TRUMP JUST ADMITTED IN HIS 1999 INTERVIEW THAT NYC/NEW YORK HAS A DIFFERENT SET OF VALUES THAN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY!!!
A note to Donald Trump and your continued nastiness and personal bullying attacks on the other candidates, its growing old. Eventually, the winner of the GOP primary is going to have to unite the party and take on the Democrat candidate. With the rate you are going, you could the reunite anything. Which is why the MSM is bating you. Wisen up!
From The Daily Wire: Proof Trump’s a Cynical Phony on ‘New York Values’
RUSSERT: Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?
TRUMP: It’s something I haven’t given lots of thought to. I live in New York City, there is a tremendous movement on to have and allow gay marriage. It’s just something that is too premature for me to comment on.
RUSSERT: How about gays serving in the military?
TRUMP: It would not disturb me. I mean, hey, I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life, so my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa, perhaps…
Then there was this exchange:
RUSSERT: Partial birth abortion. Eliminating of abortion in the third trimester. Big issue in Washington. Would President Trump ban partial birth abortion?
TRUMP: Well, look, I’m very pro-choice…and again, it may be a little bit of a New York background, because there is some different attitude in different parts of the country, and you know, I was raised in New York, and grew up and work and everything else in New York City.
RUSSERT: But you would not ban it.
TRUMP: No…I am pro-choice in every respect as far as it goes, but I just hate it.
Ted Cruz made the comment that Donald Trump represented New York values. Of course every open minded thinking person knows what this means, even The Donald does. However, that did not stop him from some how comparing New York, which means New York City liberal values, to September 11, 2001. WHAT? Who are you kidding? The rest of New York state knows that when individuals reference New York, they are referring to NYC. Its even a fact that many in upstate New York have been upset over for years. However, lets get the facts straight, NYC is a bastion of liberalism and so is the state house in Albany.
Sorry Donald, I actually find that offensive. I agree with Conservative radio talk show host Marl Levin, ‘Cut the Crap’ with ‘New York City Bully Tactics’ Against Cruz. The fact that Donald Trump used 9-11 to some how compare that is what New York values is about is a total crock. Nice try Donald, playing the guilt and 9-11 card. What, are you really a liberal? Because that’s what is looks like to me. For some one like myself who’s best friends come from New York, I understand completely what Ted Cruz meant. We have all heard for years there is the east coast (NYC) and the West coast (LA) and then there is fly over country. The two coasts NYC and LA are as liberal as it gets, flyover is Republican. Don’t you think the folks that live in California and not just in Los Angeles get a bad wrap? Of course they do, but California politics is dominated by LA and San Fransisco.
Oh and as for liberal, lying New York Gov. Cuoma asking for an apology from Cruz. Hey Guv, you should understand this as its a Bronx cheer and a go “F” yourself. It was this same divisive ass-hat who made the comment that conservatives are not New Yorkers, “Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Hmm, maybe the voters should be a little more hostile to that than a comment that Ted Cruz made.
Daily Commentary – Monday, January 18, 2016 – Many Believe Ted Cruz’s “NY Values” Comment Directed at Trump Has Hurt His Candidacy
- Donald Trump “jumped” on those comments during the last debate and it appears to have increased his lead
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- But Ted Cruz is sneaking up behind him. It will be interesting to see who wins in Iowa, both Republican and Democrat!
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