Trump Ducks an Iowa Opportunity

After some back-and-forth - with Trump reportedly demanding that Megyn Kelly be yanked from the moderators' table, and Fox mocking the Republican front-runner - the Trump campaign said the Thursday debate will have to do without Trump.

Trump also lobbed more attacks at Fox News, and complained about how CEO Roger Ailes handled his protests about Kelly's involvement.

Like the kid in high school that is too cool for prom, Donald Trump has announced he will be hosting a special event in Des Moines, Iowa in honor of veterans' organizations starting at the same time as the Fox News-sponsored GOP debate Thursday.

Stars took to Twitter to voice their opposition of Trump's declaration that he will not participate in the debate because Megyn Kelly is moderating it.

"I don't know any politician under these circumstances", O'Reilly said, "that would have come on and did what you did here tonight". "In my opinion, she was off base".

On her programme on Tuesday, Ms Kelly observed: "What's interesting here is Trump is not used to not controlling things, as the chief executive of a large organisation".

His reasons have also shifted: Trump says it isn't about Megyn Kelly anymore.

"You know, I think Donald Trump's main addition that he's brought to the debate this year has been silliness, bombast and empty rhetoric and you know calling people names", Paul argued.

Trump had been making a stink about Kelly, even offering supporters a chance to vote yes or no on whether he should even show up to the debate because the "biased" journalist will be there with him.

Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia who has been running for president since July, will participate in his second debate this week. "We can't give in to terrorizations toward any of our employees". "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct", he wrote on Twitter.

Ted Cruz a fellow candidate for the GOP for the presidential nomination challenged Trump later to a debate one on one ahead of the caucuses in Iowa.

We wish we could say this surprised us but somehow Trump seems to take to bullying and tweeting whenever he's bored.

24 hours before the GOP debate he has promised to boycott Donald Trump appeared on Fox News and told host Bill O'Reilly he wants "an eye for an eye".

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