Trump’s Twitter Fight with FOX News Ends Poorly for Donald

Donald Trump upset

There’s a handwritten note taped to the bulletin board on the fifth floor of Trump Tower where they’ve set up some folding tables and phones to serve as a makeshift campaign office. In block letters, the note reads “LET TRUMP BE TRUMP.” And the lack of political “handlers” or “advisors” or “empathy coaches” has been apparent from Day One.

But at the end of the day, someone has to disable Twitter on The Donald’s phone. Apparently there’s a line that even Roger Ailes won’t cross to get ratings — and it centers around the never-ending Twitter attacks on Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Sure, it was nasty following the first debate, hosted by Fox — but the feud never really ended.

This morning, Donald Trump tweeted that he believed Fox News treats him ‘unfairly.’ In response, he was choosing to boycott the conservative network for ‘the foreseeable future.’

Trump tweet

It was’t until later, that Fox issued a clarifying statement, tweeted by Michael Calderone [@mlcalderone], a senior media reporter for Huffington Post. Turns out Trump’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor, scheduled for tomorrow night, had already been canceled earlier in the day.

Fox response

“At 11:45am today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his “boycott” of FOX News. The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about. When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on ur anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

You’re fired! You can’t fire me, I quit! This chicken and egg story has come home to roost about the same time as other factors begin to show that Donald’s “yooge, very big lead” could be in trouble. Note the empty chairs at today’s ‘very big, very impressive, very beautiful’ rally in South Carolina.

rally

Enjoy the circus as long as it lasts. Unlike Rick Perry and Scott Walker, who simply could not pass Go, nor collect another $200 (let alone the hundreds of millions you need to mount a national campaign), Donald Trump will be in this race as long as he’s still having fun. What an ego his size won’t be able to survive, are shrinking crowds and ridicule.

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