What time is Republican debate tonight: Fox News foxed by Donald Trump, schedule, how to watch live online
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa â€” Donald Trump has been a front runner when it comes to Republican presidential primaries thus far. He has led almost all the polls conducted thus far. People like Jeb Bush who were expected to bag the Republican nominations are getting single digit backing from Republicans while Donald Trump seems to be galloping ahead.
While large number of Republican and Tea Party supporters were very excited with the prospects of watching the next Republican debate on the Fox News Channel, Donald Trump has stumped everyone by his decision not to participate in the debate.
Donald Trump has said he will not participate in Thursdayâ€™s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil. His campaign team has said Trumpâ€™s decision was irreversible. It seems that he has once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.
There is no denying the fact that the Republican debates have become must-see television, in part because of the allure of Trumpâ€™s star power and unpredictable candidacy. But he said Tuesday that he thinks Fox and other television networks have been taking advantage of him by selling advertisements for their debates at a high premium.
While talking about the Fox News, Trump thundered, â€œWhy should the networks continue to get rich on the debatesâ€¦Why do I have to make Fox rich?â€ The debate is scheduled to be in Des Moines on Thursday, and Trump said he would instead host a competing event in the state designed to raise money for wounded veterans.
Republican Front runner Donald Trump seems to have developed strong dislike for Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. He has objected to the participation of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly as one of the three moderators, claiming she has treated him unfairly with both her questioning of him at last Augustâ€™s debate and her commentary since then. Trump also said that a â€œwise-guy press releaseâ€ that the network issued earlier on Tuesday belittling him was inappropriately antagonistic and childish.
In the meantime Fox News seems to have taken the media war to an all new level. Foxâ€™s statement said that network officials â€œhad 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 presidentâ€¦has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.â€