Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fox News accuses the Donald Trump campaign of threatening Megyn Kelly. Trump kinda sorta denies it.

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

That’s a nice TV host you have there. It’d be a shame if anything happened to her. According to Fox News Channel, this is basically the message Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign delivered over the weekend, as the Manhattan billionaire tried to bully the network into removing Megyn Kelly as a moderator of Thursday’s candidates' debate in Des Moines. 

Here’s Fox’s version of events, per a statement released late Tuesday night, after Trump declared that he would not attend the debate: 

"Capitulating to politicians’ ultimatums about a debate moderator violates all journalistic standards, as do threats, including the one leveled by Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, toward Megyn Kelly. In a call on Saturday with a Fox News executive, Lewandowski stated that Megyn had a “rough couple of days after that last debate” and he “would hate to have her go through that again.” Lewandowski was warned not to level any more threats, but he continued to do so. We can’t give in to terrorizations toward any of our employees."

In response to the allegations Trump tweeted this non-denial denial. 
Of course only two hours before this was posted, Trump sent this tweet.
And of course all of that came after Trump dropped out of today's GOP debate hosted by Fox News due to his overwhelming fear of Megyn Kelly.

But hey, at least Sarah Palin is still twirling her pasties on his behalf.

So there's that I guess. 

68 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    I'm starting to wonder if Megyn Kelly will be the one who brings down Trump. Wouldn't that be a hoot?!

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  2. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Be careful Megyn Kelly. Sarah Palin's combat vet son threatened and beat up a woman. Hope Sarah doesn't send him your way to avenge Sarah's Donald

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  3. Anonymous4:52 PM

    And of course all of that came after "Trump dropped out of today's GOP debate hosted by Fox News due to his overwhelming fear of Megyn Kelly."

    Trump dropped out of tomorrow's debate. There isn't one today.

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  4. Anonymous4:53 PM

    This is the guy who will stand up to Putin and make America great again? I would love it if the first person who Kelly asked a question said "Megan, unlike some people who at afraid of you and your questions, I will be happy to answer that."

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    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      +++++++

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    2. Anonymous12:36 AM

      Oh right. Like any one of the GOP candidates has been asked even ONE policy question in six months, or been honest in an answer. Truth is their enemy, and they all know the game. And I want someone to smack that smirk off Cruz, and tell bully Christie to sit in the corner. I cannot and will not watch this charade, when Rachel is doing fine reporting from Flint, and the Democrats are having real town halls where they answer real unscripted questions from voters. There is zero comparison between the GOP crap and Democrats. One party is full of adults; the other is a bunch of petulant entitled brats.

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  5. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I have come to the conclusion The Donald is incapable of raising himself to the level of a mature adult and conduct civilized discussions.

    His whole "package" is one liners,insults and fables about himself.

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    Donald Trump Proves He’s Lying About The Fox News Debate Boycott

    http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=30757

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  6. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Maybe it was a good thing Trump wasn't in the military. We saved the cost of a hand grenade and a court martial when someone would have fragged the son of a bitch!

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    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      Lol true

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  7. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Donald is punking the Republicans and his supporters.

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    1. Anonymous5:56 PM

      my thoughts exactly

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    2. Anonymous6:08 PM

      No, he isn't. He's dead serious about himself.

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    3. Anonymous7:20 PM

      I'm torn about this. I don't think he ever expected to get this far, but now he's gonna see it through as far as it goes.

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    4. Anonymous3:19 AM

      I think it is a complete joke to him ... he's having the time of his life playing a whole segment of the population. I agree that he is punking the whole world.

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  8. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Remember Katrina somebody's necklace made of bullets?

    I would LOVE to see Megyn wear a necklace made of (clean) tampons. They are about the same size and shape.

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    1. Anonymous6:42 PM

      Pierson. She looks like the wicked witch from the east.
      Evil teabaggin' , shoplifting , guvmt' dodgin' beotch.

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    2. The tampons I used to use didn't have an applicator (environmentally friendlier and more discreet), just a string for removal, all tidily wrapped. They could be strung as beads quite easily, if a woman REALLY wanted to make a man uncomfortable.

      ::wide evil grin::

      Since they now allow tampon ads on TV, there would also be no unpleasantness over censorship.

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    3. fromthediagonal5:46 AM

      Easily and discreetly done: Box of ob brand tampons, small can of high gloss burgundy paint, dip and hang dry. Don't know how many layers it would take to get a nice shine on them, but it would be worth a try. Cut the string and thread them horizontally, few would know. Of course one could hang them vertically by looping the string back through to make it a loop. Let's start a fad, HeeHee! Damn, I detest that sorry excuse for a human being.

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  9. Anita Winecooler5:10 PM

    I'm no fan of either, but Megyn did a fine job the first debate, I had to check and make sure it was Fox News. But Trump seems a bit weak and had latent homosexual tendencies, not that there's anything wrong with that, just my opinion.

    Why you so ascaired, sissy "blonde ish" boy? You said you think Ivanka is beautiful and you'd marry her if she wasn't your daughter.... guess what? She bleeds, dyes her hair, she bleeds from everywhere and she's FEMALE. I see why you were confused with Sarah, I have the same problem sometimes, but Megyn Kelly is more of a bully? You need a check up from the neck up, and anyone who votes for you as well.

    You seem a little weak, have you tried shooting a gun down fifth Ave in NYC. yet????

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  10. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Uh huh, Donald, yeah right. Because she asked if you were a misogynist? You've got a lot of nerve calling her a bimbo, while you had one for a second wife that you gladly had tag along secretly while you married to Ivana, your current wife who's soft porn is all over the internet, and your new alliance with Palin who is "sucking your d!ck" politically to get herself back in the game.

    All bow to the Donald! He LOVES women, as long as they're on their knees to him. Let one who isn't speak up.....

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    1. "Let one who isn't [on her knees] speak up....," or let his wife recommend a plastic surgeon to work on his scalp/hair and hurt him (!) and he will rush home to pull her hair out in clumps to teach her a lesson.

      This is insanity. Oh, SP and GOP, what hath thou wrought? holding the presidential election hostage to kindergarten behavior, threats and (at best) petulance, (at worst) Strongman posturing to excite dimwits to vote for such an insecure, narcissistic bully. I weep for America and the world that U.S. politics have come to this.

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  11. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Here we have an example of the 'reap what we sow' dynamic. Fox News, have allowed their attack dogs, including Palin, to denigrate and verbally assault President Obama and liberals. Fox News, didn't care about how that rhetoric caused Sarah Palin's minions to spread her hatred and dangerous tone towards the President and his family. Fox News didn't care about how their guests and contributors caused some to threaten the people Fox News railed against.

    Now, they are getting a taste of their own medicine.

    Now they can't control attack dog Trump and his campaign manager and Trumps hate-filled followers. They are mad as hell and they are taking it out on the person that is Trump's 'enemy du jour'. Trump seems to love hating on Megyn Kelly, and he knows what he's doing and won't stop it. If Roger Ailes and Fox News don't nip this in the bud, Kelly may have to have bodyguards. They are getting a taste of the poison they had no problem sending out towards others.

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    1. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Reap what you sow indeed. As much as I cannot stand that man, I'm sure $arah has given him more than enough juice, after working for them, on how they work.

      If he took down the network, I'd laugh my fool head off but still would never ever vote for him. He has no business in the Oval Office.

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    2. Fox cries foul: Trump's threat "violates all journalistic standards" -- WTF? Here's a news flash for Fox News: the examined life (channel) is not worth living (or having a place on TV). If they did, they would have folded their transmitting tents loooong ago, in shame.

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  12. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Trump, if he wins, would have goons for staff and close advisers. It would look similar to a God Father sequel, I imagine.

    There would be no transparency. We would never hear anything negative about his administration- it would be covered up, threats and payoffs would keep his secrets.

    Be careful what you wish for Trump fans. You love him because he's not beholden because he campaigns with his own money, so he definitely isn't beholden to the average citizen You love him because he bullies to get his way. Beware he will bully anyone he feels like bullying because he's The Donald. Rules (laws?) don't pertain to him.

    How can you control someone you vote into office because he's uncontrollable?

    Mildred

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    1. Anonymous6:13 PM

      As much as we would suffer, Mildred, it would serve the 4pees right. What $arah supports, they support, and the Trump/Cruz wars get to fever pitch.

      I hope they get what they've been praying for all along to watch them whine.

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    2. Anonymous9:35 PM

      Mildred, well written. 6:13 We can't afford that risk.

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    3. fromthediagonal6:29 AM

      Mildred, you are so right. It reminds me of a line in Goethe's poem "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" which, loosely translated, read ...the powers that he called, he cannot now control...

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    4. Anonymous6:51 AM

      The Sorcerer's Apprentice exactly, fromthediagonal. Also, I was thinking America could look much like Potterville by 2017 if he wins.

      There are many great literary analogies and lessons for those that read. And that is part of the problem with these Trump voters now isn't it?

      Mildred

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  13. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Sarah Palin hates strong independent men and Donald Trump hates strong independent women.

    Donald Trump doesn't attack male reporters with zeal like he does Kelly. Sarah Palin doesn't attack females as much zeal as she does males. Bristol hates men too.

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    1. He attacks male reporters too...as long as they're disabled.

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    2. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Sarah hates strong independent women more than anybody.

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  14. Anonymous5:41 PM

    I can't believe people like O'Reilly are tying to get Trump to attend the debate. And Ailles tried calling Trump's porno wife and daughter to get him to attend. The guy said he's doing a gig tomorrow for the veterans. If he doesn't go through with that, he'll look like even more of a selfish bastard. He's loving the attention. They need to stop asking him about attending or not. He has supposedly already committed himself to the vets.

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    1. Anonymous7:35 PM

      I think it's hilarious that they are begging. They all deserve each other.

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    2. Anonymous12:31 AM

      The vet groups want nothing to do with him and his pandering. Like Sarah, it's nothing more than a stunt, and HE would be doing nothing except promoting a phone number. Trump himself would give nothing, or would donate some small token toward the people he claims need so much help. It truly is pitiful. This may be the beginning of the end for the ego-maniac, but you can bet he thinks he knows what he's doing.

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  15. A Superfan In Atlanta5:47 PM

    I'm trying really hard to find sympathy for Megyn Kelly, but she's finding out how hard the fleas on that dog (FOX) she sleeps with bite.

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  16. Anonymous6:02 PM

    I am not a Trump fan (so trolls don’t just jump in) and think this whole Faux News kerfuffle is a publicity stunt by Trump. However, I do not read what the campaign manager said as threat:
    "......Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, toward Megyn Kelly. In a call on Saturday with a Fox News executive, Lewandowski stated that Megyn had a “rough couple of days after that last debate” and he “would hate to have her go through that again.” I took that as just sexist crap spinning that she allegedly took all sorts of criticism for her “unfair” questions to Trump (by his band of followers and professional media spinners of course trying to make it look like popular opinion). Trump is a bully, but I don’t take it as a personal safety threat. I also don’t think he is “afraid” of her or Fox either. I think he is just pulling a publicity stunt and his "anti-establishment" followers love it.

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    1. Anonymous6:18 PM

      I don't think it's a publicity stunt. Trump has a true screw loose, and we're seeing a demonstration of it with this situation. He is NOT playing around.

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    2. Anonymous6:42 PM

      YOU may not hear it that way, but it was a fucking blast of a dog whistle to his cultish fans to go after Megyn, and they have, in vile, disgusting, violently described, ways on Twitter, on Facebook, through emails...and I suspect also in phone calls.

      This is just the first whistle to go after her, but SOME will hear that whistle and take it to another level altogether, like that whistle Sarah sent out with her targets on politicians and Gabby Giffords paid the price of the whistle that the madman heard. And so did a precious little girl, and so did others who were just going about their daily lives.

      Make NO mistake, you can't hear the whistle because that isn't the way you listen. But they hear it, loud and clear, just like they hear it when Sarah shrieks it. I would be horrified, but not altogether surprised if some fucked up 'follower' as you call them, decides it's his job to protect his 'leader' from the big, bad female, Megyn, and fires up those big ol' penis extenders to get the job done.

      Trump is flatly dangerous. He isn't funny, he is a threat to our entire way of living in this country. If the media continue to let themselves be bullied and threatened by this cretin, all is lost.

      And please don't mistake me for a Megyn cheerleader, because I'm so not. I find her despicable. She is just Trump's latest and most pernicious target, but there will others, because bullies always need them to feel 'big'.

      Beware. And remember that everything and everyone that Sarah puts her stamp of approval on, turns out to be criminal, shady, sick and twisted in some way. and Trump is NO exception.

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    3. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Beware. And remember that everything and everyone that Sarah puts her stamp of approval on, turns out to be criminal, shady, sick and twisted in some way. and Trump is NO exception.
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      Yep, and those two have been planning this for a long time.

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    4. Anonymous7:58 PM

      I agree with 6:18, I don't believe Trump is playing with a full deck.

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    5. fromthediagonal6:38 AM

      Loose screw or not,Trump is totally, cynically, absolutely drunk on the power that his money has given him and now that he has not merely found gullible investors, but a very large mob of those who crave to share that power, no matter how momentarily, he has become a danger to the Nation at large.

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    6. Anonymous7:34 AM

      Trump is threatening her. Otherwise the remarks afterword would roll off her like water off a ducks back like before because he would be put in a corner like a child if he appears.

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  17. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Gawd, I can't stand Megyn Kelly. I think she's loathsome. And Donald Trump is even more loathsome than she is. But then, she works for Fox, which is going to bat for her against Trump. So I'm enjoying this clash of the loathsome rightwing titans. Let 'em annihilate each other!

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  18. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Donald Trump mafia connections:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Donald+Trump+mafia+connections&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=ubuntu&channel=fs&gws_rd=ssl

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    1. Anonymous6:27 PM

      Oh, Donald has had mafia connections for years, and $arah gets more numbers in her little black book.

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    2. Anonymous8:36 PM

      You don't build great big buildings in NYC without dealing with mob. They run the trucks. Nothing would get delivered. For that matter, you don't build gambling casinos without some approval from people in the same kind of business.

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  19. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I don't support trump.I do sorta, maybe think that megyn is possibly a bimbo!

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    1. Anonymous11:36 PM

      Whatever you think of her politics, she's a law school graduate who worked as a litigator for Jones, Day, a large international law firm, for seven years. When she decided to try tv reporting, she filled in and did random assignments to get experience. She's damned attractive and has made the most of that -- but she's also smart. Smarter than Donald Trump.

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  20. Anonymous7:02 PM

    I find it hilarious Fox News has joined the ranks of the "Lame Stream" media. What goes around comes around!

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  21. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Imagine if President Obama was a racist bully talking about women's faces and their menstrual cycles when he first ran for president. Donald Trump and his bitch Sarah would be running to any media that would listen to them and cry Obama hates women.

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  22. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Think Trump and sidekick court jester don't hate Megyn? Here's this blast from the past:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdoFgAccqB0

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  23. Anonymous7:53 PM

    I saw last night that Megyn Kelly finally got rid of that cheap nasty fake long hair. It was so Palin.

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      I agree. It was ridiculous!

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  24. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Whatever happens tomorrow night, Trump ends up looking like a total dick. Win/win!

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  25. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Megyn Kelly was right to ask Donald Trump if he had the temperament to be president. Yes, his sexist comments were degrading to women. But the bigger question should be why Trump can't answer a question from Megyn. She treated him "fairly." No one has stepped up to criticize Megyn. It's a pity that more people don't step up to denounce Trump's bullying tactics against Fox. He acts like a spoiled child. The only other leader of a country that acts this way is that Kim Jung OOO or whatever in North Korea.

    Some people think that this is another one of Trump's stunts, a macho show of power, who is bigger and more powerful, Trump or Fox? Trump won a round by appearing on O'Reilly's show and getting a chance to mouth off without much restraint. O'Reilly admitted that he and Trump have been friends of more than 30 years. Roger Ailes? It's the war of the titans.

    Someone suggested that what Trump was really doing was setting it up so he doesn't have to show up at debates. He literally can phone and tweet it in. He is at the top of every poll. That's frightening.Even more frightening is the prospect that he will refuse to debate Hillary who is smarter than Trump when it comes to the way government works, and how international relationships are developed. Trump talks like a 4th grader and Hillary is smarter than a 4th grader.

    With Trump, it is all about the appearance, the marketing and the publicity. He has dominated the news by refusing to appear in the debate. Trump is still starring in his own reality show, and he is still firing people. It's an awful game with him.

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    1. Anonymous12:50 AM

      Well said 8:34 PM!

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  26. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Sarah must be lovin this. She hates the blonde bimbo who took her job away. No wonder she loves TRump.

    And TRump won't cave to Billo, her Fox nemisis.

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  27. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Megyn please be careful, you don't want to be under a ton of concrete when a building is erected.

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  28. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Someone should let screech moderate a debate. You know, just for shitz and giggles.

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  29. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Republicans are just starting to admit the danger their party is in, but they haven’t hit on the proper reasons yet.

    In an effort to avoid looking inward, Republicans are blaming Sarah Palin for Donald Trump.

    Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser to McCain/Palin in their 2008 campaign, wrote a scathing piece at the New York Times – “Sarah Palin, Rage Whisperer”, in which she blames Palin for Trump, “Mr. Trump has now usurped and vastly expanded upon Ms. Palin’s constituency, but the connection between the two movements is undeniable.”

    Read more at
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/01/27/gop-crumbles-republicans-blame-sarah-palin-demise.html

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  30. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Is SarahPac broke? How come Sarah didn't pay Nancy French or the speech writing lady who just left Sarah to write about Todd's grandmother? I'm sure Nancy could come up with more words than Sarah's celebrating life? Sarah didn't even write the lady's name. I thought Sarah has a degree in journalism.

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    1. 8:34 -- "Even more frightening is the prospect that he will refuse to debate Hillary...."

      Yes, that occurred to me as well. Another legacy of thin-skinned, dumb Sarah who declined to give interviews to The Other Side after her famous "all of them" answer to Katie Couric. Her fellow GOP candidates (for 8 years now) have followed her lead.

      It is a logical step for Trump to refuse to debate.

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  31. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Are Republican women really going to vote for a man who publicly uses the word "bimbo"?

    I really wish that Republicans could live in the world that they seem to wish and vote for...........pollution everywhere, women barefoot and pregnant with ten kids each, a dominant religion being forced down everyone's throat, mental patients and children allowed to buy guns, schools that don't teach real science so no technological advances, only the rich can afford health insurance so people dying left and right due to curable conditions, children starving to death because they abolished welfare, no Social Security so old people begging on every street corner, etc., etc. Too bad we can't let them have their way without taking us down too!

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  32. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Haven't read the rest of the comments, but some how I just can't stir up any sympathy for a woman who told kids to remember that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white......

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  33. Anonymous2:58 AM

    He is such a petulant child. How could ANYONE think he is fit to be president?

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  34. By tonight, Trump will have had the camera on him and his whiny hogwash for much longer than the actual debate would have lasted. And he is the only one on stage.

    Fucking moronic media.

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