The delicate flower of America is once again behaving like a petulant child. Donald Trump has withdrawn from the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses because Fox News Channel won’t remove Megyn Kelly as a moderator in Thursday’s debate. Why the acrimony? Because in the first Republican debate Kelly had the audacity to be a woman and ask questions that weren’t softballs. Outrageous, right?!
To Trump, this was him being “treated unfairly.”
It’s time we leave Donald Trump alone!
Throughout his entire campaign, Trump has suffered at the hands of the anti-Trump coalition. The Rick Wilsons, Charles C.W. Cookes, Rich Lowrys and Senator Ben Sasses of the conservative movement have finally shown their true colors. Obviously, they are anti-America and want to see this great country of ours continue its streak of losing. Their opposition to Donald Trump is because they serve something other than the conservative cause: unabashed self-interest.
Thank goodness Trump has the support of such thought leaders as Gary Busey and Dennis Rodman. They certainly will be able to show support for him by hosting the telethon that raises funds for the devastation wrought on the Trump ego. The damage to Trump’s ego is worse than the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined. One can only hope that President Obama will declare this a federal emergency and authorize federal funds to begin the healing process.
The Trump quotes about wanting to date his own daughter, Mexicans being rapists, Putin being a good guy, banning Muslims from the United States and other tracks are in Trump’s Greatest Hits Collection. The Donald certainly wouldn’t attack a Jeb Bush or even Hillary Clinton if they were the ones who had said them, right? Trump is just a good guy and in no way an opportunist!
Trump’s decision to skip the final GOP debate before Iowa is already being celebrated by his supporters who are comparing him to Reagan when he walked away from the negotiating table with Gorbachev in Reykjavik. Clearly, this the same situation.
Many may not remember that Donald Trump, during the 2012 presidential race, said Republican candidates who were not RSVPing for the GOP debate he was moderating, in Iowa, “weren’t showing “a lot of courage.” And who did he praise while saying that? Megyn Kelly.
The reality is that the latest Trump stunt is an act of cowardice and should be called as such. Is he that afraid of somebody asking uncomfortable questions? What happens if he becomes president and his approval ratings (predictably) crash like his properties in Atlantic City? Will he leave the United States to be leader of, at least what is to him, a younger and better-looking country?
It is now five days until Americans begin the process of nominating the Democratic and Republican nominees for president of the United States. Let’s hope the voters in Iowa and New Hampshire give America’s petulant child a time out.
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Evan Siegfried, a Republican strategist and columnist, is president of Somm Consulting. You can follow him on Twitter at @evansiegfried
I opened this thinking it would be good but just more cuckservative whining.
Too bad you can’t be someone improving the level of discourse, Rupert.