For a man who tries to convince anyone willing to listen that he’s the most confident guy alive, Donald Trump is extremely sensitive to (perceived) criticism from others. Especially from women.
Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump is continuing his attacks against Fox News host Megyn Kelly less than a week before she and two other Fox anchors are set to moderate the next GOP presidential primary debate. On Saturday morning, Trump wrote on Twitter that because of Kelly’s “conflict of interest,” she “should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.”
What did Kelly do this time? Nothing really. Well, she had National Review‘s Rich Lowry on her show the night before. And because he’s anti-Trump, Kelly must agree with him. Right? Because we all know journalists always agree with everything the folks they interview say.
Therefore, Trump now demands that Fox News pull Kelly from the debate. You see, her interview proves that she “hates” him. As The Donald himself explained (I use that term lightly considering the rambling going on here):
She’s very biased. She’s very biased. She has a conflict I think. Her hatred and her bias, I think, gives her a conflict. So maybe she’ll drop out as a professional. And she’s a professional.
So on the one hand Trump admits that Kelly is a professional, but on the other hand he pretends she can’t keep her personal views out of her work. Note to Trump: you can’t have your cake and eat it too. She’s either a sad excuse for a journalist or she’s a pro. Choose.
In any case, although Trump continues to attack Kelly, Fox News has defended her, saying there’s no chance of her being replaced:
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.
Good for Fox. And Kelly. Like the editors of National Review, I’ve had it with Trump and his antics. Politics is a bloodsport, but Trump is taking it further than anyone else before him. He’s the embodiment of vulgarity and bad taste, and he’s getting worse by the day. Let him stay home during the debate. It’ll be a blessing for everyone, especially for those who take politics and the future of the country — and the rest of the world — seriously.