Joe Scarborough said today on Morning Joe that Roger Ailes was frantically trying to get in touch with Trump last night to get him back in the debate. He said Ailes was calling Ivanka, Melania, and anyone else he could to get a hold of Trump, but apparently Trump wasn’t taking his calls last night:
Later in the show they said Trump would only talk to Rupert Murdoch at this point, so who knows what will come of this. But they all seem convinced that Trump will be in the debate.
Whether what Joe is saying is reality or not remains to be seen.
But someone should tell Joe that this is a presidential contest and it’s not all about TV ratings. I’m sure Fox has sold commercial time based on the expectation that Trump would be there and that this throws a wrench in that side of the plan.
But if Trump is going to be a petulant child about it just because he couldn’t get his way, then the American people need to see the man for who he really is and Fox News shouldn’t capitulate to him.
After all, he’s the one who has been trashing Kelly left and right. If he hadn’t put out that video yesterday trashing her, Fox would have never released their statement mocking his video.