Trump sought advice on Twitter over debate skip

Last Updated: January 27, 2016

Republican candidate and front runner, Donald Trump had trouble over whether he should attend Thursday’s Fox News debate, and went on his Twitter page to get the opinion of his over 5 million followers. After seeking the advice of his Twitter followers, Donald Trump has decided not to participate in Thursday’s presidential debate between Republican candidates in Des Moines, Iowa, following a row with debate host. The Republican front-runner’s campaign announced his decision to back out Tuesday night after complaining of bias against him by Fox News host Megyn Kelly, one of the three moderators for the event. Trump’s decision comes just days before the key Iowa caucuses, where polls show a close race between him and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Trump will skip the Fox News debate, despite Twitter polls result

Apparently he didn’t like his followers’ advice. Despite a clear majority of those taking the poll indicating they would like Trump to participate in the debate, the real estate mogul withdrew anyway. Calling the withdrawal “unprecedented,” Fox News said Trump would still be allowed to participate in the debate, but that he not would not be allowed to “dictate the moderators or the questions.” “Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away,” his campaign said.

Trump blasts Megyn Kelly, calls her lightweight

Trump fires Kelly, calling her “highly overated.” “She gets out and starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump said. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever.” On his Twitter handle, trump wrote “I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!”

Fox poked Trump, he fires back

According to CNET, Mr Trump was angered by a statement from a Fox spokesman who poked fun at his threats to boycott the debate. The statement had read: “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.” Donald Trump responded saying it was “written by a child”.