Donald Trump refused to budge on his debate boycott during an interview on MSNBC. With Trump, Republican debate viewership has dropped by nearly 60%. Without him, Fox News could set a new low in 2016 debate ratings.
The Republican Party is in the midst of a huge meltdown. After Fox News had sent out a press release mocking Trump for whining about Megyn Kelly, the billionaire held a press conference and announced that he is pulling out of the Fox News debate.
An NBC News poll taken after the Republican debate revealed some bad news for Fox News. All of their favorite establishment candidates lost support while the lunatic fringe led by Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson rose to the top three positions.
From Donald Trump getting booed to Jeb Bush rewriting history to blame President Obama for his brother’s economic collapse, here are five reasons to be glad that you didn’t watch the first Republican debate.
Fox News announced the ten Republicans who will be participating in the network’s first debate, and the hypocrisy of the entire situation was illustrated by the fact that 30% of the GOP field used to work at Fox News.
The Fox News debate is becoming the circus that many thought it would be after Republican presidential candidate Mark Everson filed a complaint with the FEC asking that the network’s rules for participation in the “pre-show” debate be declared illegal.
Fox News thought they could bring some order to the chaos of the Republican primary by imposing debate rules that limited the number of candidates. Instead, their plan has backfired as Republicans oppose the network’s plan for the Republican debate.