Megyn Kelly wasted no time during the Jan. 28 Republican debate, as she immediately asked Ted Cruz what Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the GOP event meant to people of Iowa. Ted slammed Donald for showing no ‘respect’ to the Iowa voter with a campaign that has gone ‘into the mud’ with personal attacks.
The biggest story going into the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucus was who wasn’t on stage. Donald Trump, 69, decided to pull out of the debate over his bad blood with Megyn Kelly, 45, and Donald’s Republican rival, Ted Cruz, 45, called it another example of Donald’s disrespectful, mudslinging campaign.
Megyn gave the Ted the first question of the Jan 28 debate and, of course, it was about Donald backing out of the event. “Let me say, I’m a maniac and everyone on the stage is stupid, fat and ugly,” Ted responded. “And Ben [Carson,] you’re a terrible surgeon. Now that we got the Donald Trump portion out of the way…”
Hilarious! While Ted’s mockery of Donald’s insults was funny, his next message was serious. “Now there is a difference between personal insults and attacks, from going into the mud…and focusing on issues and substances,” Ted said. The senator blasted Donald for shifting the focus away from the issues and let Donald know that skipping the debate itself was an insult to every American voter.
“I want to thank everyone here [on stage with him] for showing the men and women of Iowa the respect – to show up and make the case to the people of this state and the people of this country why we would make the best commander-in-chief,” Ted said.
Donald decided to boycott the Fox News event when the channel wouldn’t pull Megyn as the moderator. Donald was still sore from the first GOP debate on Aug. 6, 2015, when Megyn brought up Donald’s habit of saying crude and misogynistic things about women on Twitter. Afterward, Donald claimed Megyn treated him unfairly, saying, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Yikes! The Donald didn’t stop there, as he went on Twitter to retweet a message that called Megyn a bimbo before saying he thinks Megyn’s show, The Kelly File, is better when she’s not on it! On the other hand, Megyn might have thought that the GOP debate was better without Donald.
Ultimately, it might have been a good thing for both Ted and Donald to not be together in the same room. At the Jan. 14 debate, Donald attacked Ted’s citizenship, suggesting he might not be eligible of being President. After that, Ted called out Donald for having liberal “New York Values.”
What did you think about Ted’s trash-talk of Donald, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’ll win the Iowa caucus?