The feud between Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and presidential front-runner Donald Trump has escalated to the point that Trump will not be attending the final GOP debate before the Iowa Caucus.
The Donald’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said that Trump would “definitely not” be attending the Fox News hosted debate and that the candidate would instead attend fund raisers for veteran’s groups in Iowa.
Lewandowski said that official statements made by Fox on Tuesday caused Trump to say “bye, bye” and pursue other activities instead.
While the Kelly v. Trump thing has raged since late summer, Tuesday’s attempt to poke fun at Donald may have set things off.
Today, Fox released a tongue-in-cheek statement: “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.”
At one point Tuesday afternoon, Trump turned to his instagram followers for advice.
The Donald then held a press conference to continue the battle with Fox saying that “they could do a lot better than Megyn” and that “Fox is playing games.”
As confirmed later by his campaign manager – the Donald has decided.
Fox News’ issue is that advertisers paid rates with the idea that the audience grabbing billionaire would be on the stage. Without Trump, viewers may just watch live streams of a rumored Trump Town Hall instead.