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.The statement put out yesterday by @FoxNews was a disgrace to good broadcasting and journalism. Who would ever say something so nasty & dumb— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
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.I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
But hey, at least Sarah Palin is still twirling her pasties on his behalf.
So there's that I guess.