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BloombergPolitics - A few hours before Thursday’s Fox News debate, a friend of Donald Trump’s confided to me that Trump was nervous. Not about the competition—he could handle them. No, Trump worried about Fox News, and in particular, debate moderator Megyn Kelly. She’d been hammering him all week on her show, and he was certain she was out to get him. He’d canceled a Fox News appearance on Monday night, the friend said, in order to avoid her. (Trump’s spokeswoman wouldn’t confirm or deny this.)
It turns out Trump was right. His toughest opponents Thursday night weren’t the candidates up on stage, but the Fox News moderators, who went right after him—none with more gusto than Kelly.
Kelly, the whip-smart queen of Fox News’ blonde stunners, went straight for the jugular. “You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” she admonished Trump. “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?”
This site for one applauds the honest hard hitting question Kelly hit The Donald with. Fair, because it fairly describes Trumps prior behavior.
But Trump saw her coming a mile away and cut her off. “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” he barked, drawing cheers from the crowd. When Kelly tried to point out that he had insulted more women than O’Donnell, Trump, as he would all night, steamrolled right past her. “The big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump practically shouted, invoking conservatives’ favorite term of disdain. “I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness and to be honest with you this country doesn't have time either.” The crowd went wild.
Maybe they were cheering because the question was apropos of something Rachel Maddow would ask, and they were, after all, Republicans. But I think they were cheering because it was clear, at that moment, that Trump was going to be Trump, and wasn’t going to heed the pundits and phonies to tone down his act. According to a report in New York magazine, even his own daughter, Ivanka, was making that case.
When Kelly tried to point out that he had insulted more women than O’Donnell, Trump, as he would all night, steamrolled right past her..
Indeed, Trump, as he is often wont to do did steamroll over Kelly and her question. His Rosie O'Donnell quip aside Megyn Kelly is spot on and the facts are he has insulted women on other occasions. Trump simply showed himself to be the misogynist he really is. True to Tea Party proclivities the crowd ate it up.
Much of America is frankly tired of the politics of the past 15 years. Donald Trump gets that and has tapped into the anger and the darkest fears of the American people. For this reason and this reason alone he is riding at the top of opinion polls. Yet he has the temperament to insult entire cultures, women, foreign leaders, and get along very well with Vladimir Putin.
His style? Belligerence. His method? Bullying all who disagree. His rhetoric? Hyperbole with little or no substance. His wealth? Immaterial when it comes to governing a county in spite of what The Donald may think. If that is the type of individual you want to represent our nation then by all means support his candidacy. If you really want to see our country move forward deep six Trump and consider someone with brains, ability, and at least a bit of wisdom.
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