As Thursday night’s Republican debate draws closer, Donald Trump is stepping up his temper tantrum over having to once again face off with Fox News moderator, Megyn Kelly.
Trump went on an angry tirade against Kelly, on Monday afternoon’s broadcast of The Situation Room, prompting CNN host Wolf Blitzer to ask the GOP frontrunner if he would be attending the debate.
The Republican candidate said that “nothing was 100 percent” yet, but said he would “probably” attend the debate. Trump added that if he thought he wouldn’t be treated fairly, he would just “do something else.”
I’m not 100 percent, I’ll see, Trump said. If I think I’m going to be treated unfairly I’ll do something else. But I don’t think she can treat me fairly, actually. I think she’s very biased and I don’t think she can treat me fairly.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t do the debate, he continued. I like doing the debates. I’ve won every single debate according to every single poll … so I want to do the debates, they’re good for me. But I don’t think she can treat me fairly and I’m not a big fan of hers. Maybe I know too much about her.
Trump, who oozes narcissism from every spray tanned pore on his body, says that he is the best thing to ever happen to Kelly and her career.
I might be the best thing to ever happen to her, Trump added. Whoever had even heard of her before the last debate? But I thought she was very unfair in the last debate. A lot of people said I won the last debate, everyone said I won the last debate, but I’m not a fan of Megyn Kelly. I don’t like her and she probably doesn’t like me and that’s OK. But she better be fair.
During the Fox hosted GOP debate in August 2015, Kelly challenged Trump on past derogatory statements he has made towards women. Trump later said that while Kelly was attacking him she “blood coming out her wherever.”
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that Kelly should be removed as a moderator of the upcoming debate.
Based on @MegynKelly‘s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2016
In response, Fox issued the following statement:
Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him.
Later, a spokesman for Fox followed up, adding:
Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists — we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly.
This is not the first time Trump has threatened to boycott one of the debates, but so far he has participated in all of them.
Watch Trump’s diatribe for yourself here, via YouTube:
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