The Republican Party is in such disarray that Fox News is suggesting that Donald Trump is mentally ill.
After Trump renewed his ongoing obsession with Kelly by tweeting:
Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching. Always a hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
Fox News put out a statement that called the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination sick, “Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land. Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults. As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.”
Things have gotten so insane that the top rated, and pro-Republican cable news network is suggesting that the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is mentally ill.
Megyn Kelly is Fox News’ future face of the network. She has been one of the few members of the mainstream press that has challenged Trump on a regular basis. Donald Trump is so petty and thin skinned that he has been carrying a grudge against Kelly since the first Republican debate in 2015. Donald Trump is displaying a vindictiveness that is Nixonian in scope.
Richard Nixon is the best historical presidential candidate comparison to Donald Trump. The corporate media pretends that a candidate like Trump has never been seen before, but America has seen this exact sort of cynical campaign. Trump is pulling from the Nixon playbook, which is why it is all the more ironic that Roger Ailes, who got his political start with the 1968 Nixon campaign, is so dead set on stopping Trump.
The Trump obsession with Megyn Kelly should be a red flag to every voter. If Trump is this petty towards Megyn Kelly, imagine what he would be like as president? Come to think of it; we don’t have to imagine. We’ve already seen it during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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