By Thomas Madison
You have to feel really sorry for Megyn Kelly. The Barbie slut will have to find someone else to denigrate Monday night. The Donald will not be present at the scheduled GOP presidential debate in Salt Lake City. Why should he be? If he wants abuse, he can pay a New York tough guy a hundred bucks to beat him silly.
In fact, no one will be present. Since Trump announced his boycott, John Kasich has declared that if Trump isn’t showing, then he is boycotting as well, which leaves a big empty stage for Ted Cruz and Fox News, now that Marco Rubio has experienced the cold, hard reality of what becomes of those who trash the people’s choice. May his political career also rest in peace. Amen.
Fully knowing from experience that the draw for these cash bonanza events is The Donald, Fox has canceled the debate. If he isn’t going to be there, then they may as well air two hours of paint drying, or a sloth taking a nap in a tree, which will be watched by far more people than a Trumpless debate.
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Poor Megyn, another lonely night in her office, pulling the wings off of flies.
Fresh off three more primary victories, Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to blow off the next Republican presidential debate and warned of “riots” if power-brokers deny him the nomination at the convention even if he’s leading in the delegate count.
The billionaire New York developer, who held a narrow lead in Missouri and lost Ohio on Tuesday, is faced with the prospect of a floor fight at the party convention in July if he’s leading in delegates but falls short of a majority, 1,237.
“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention, but I can tell you, if we didn’t and if we’re 20 votes short or if we’re 100 short and we’re at 1,100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400 cause we’re way ahead of everybody, I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically,” Trump said on CNN on Wednesday. “I think you’d have riots.”
“I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen,” Trump said, adding the outcome would “disenfranchise” his supporters.
Trump’s decision to skip the debate, and a subsequent announcement by Ohio Governor John Kasich that he would join Trump’s boycott, led Fox News to cancel the debate set for Monday in Salt Lake City. Trump claimed to have been caught off guard by the event. “We’ve had enough debates,” he said on the network Wednesday. “Nobody told me about it and I won’t be there.” He said skipping the debate would allow him to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference running from Sunday to Tuesday in Washington.
Kasich, who won his home state’s primary on Tuesday, said he wouldn’t take part in the debate if Trump wasn’t there, according to a top aide, John Weaver. Representatives of Texas Senator Ted Cruz didn’t immediately return telephone calls seeking comment.
Trump skipped the debate held days before the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1 that were won by Cruz. Trump had complained about Fox News’ treatment of him at the time, and instead held an event that he said raised money for veterans’ charities. Utah holds its Republican caucuses on March 22.
“On Feb. 20, the Republican National Committee announced that a GOP presidential primary debate would be held on March 21 in Salt Lake City,” the network said in a written statement. “They offered that debate to Fox News Channel to host, provided there were enough candidates actively campaigning. This morning, Donald Trump announced he would not be participating in the debate. Shortly afterward, John Kasich’s campaign announced that without Trump at the debate, Kasich would not participate. Ted Cruz has expressed a willingness to debate Trump or Kasich—or both. But obviously, there needs to be more than one participant. So the Salt Lake City debate is cancelled.”