What do you think of Trump’s plan to skip the last debate before Iowa?

“The stage is set for Thursday’s Fox News Channel final debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses — but front-runner Donald Trump won’t be there,’ reports NPR’s Jessica Taylor.

After teasing earlier Tuesday evening that he “probably won’t bother” with the debate, Trump’s campaign confirmed he won’t participate, citing unfair treatment from the network.

Today’s Question: What do you think of Trump’s plan to skip the last debate before Iowa?

  • Ruckabumpkus

    When the playground bully realizes that the other kids are finally willing to stand up to him, he makes himself scarce.

  • Pearly

    What difference at this point does it make?

    • Gary F

      Thanks Hillary.

  • AgrSci1

    Another brilliant move. He is getting so much press coverage. He plays the media like a pro.

  • John Dilligaf

    With Trump out and Rand Paul in, I might actually watch this one.

  • PaulJ

    He’s get’n while the get’n’s good.

  • BruceWMorlan

    This Republican notes that the possibility that Trump (a political child) might be pulling out of the race saddens many of my friends.

    They are all Democrats.

  • Gary F

    He’s playing the media and all his faithful supporters. Pro Abortion, pro gun control, pro single payer heath care, pro big government for the last 15 years, and now people think he’s a Republican? He’s doing this once again to redirect the media news cycle to cover for Hillary’s email and health problems.

  • Jeff

    At this point the debates seem to be just theater. It’s like watching a hockey game just for the fights or a car race for the wrecks. Unless you just woke up from a very long nap you know what the candidates are about.

  • Ray Javu

    It’s going to be pretty tough to have a circus without the clown.

  • Cat

    It might be a better debate without him. Candidates will have to react to something else. maybe even to issues.

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  • Jeff

    Bad idea, this move makes Trump look weak and petty (even if he is those things he should avoid being labeled as such when he is not there). I hope he loses Iowa over this move and people realize that a minor feud with a reporter shouldn’t stop voters from hearing a candidate’s ideas and plans for our country.

  • lindblomeagles

    I’ve been saying it for weeks, Trump has no experience or idea for the Office of the Presidency. He’s not interested in the issues, and he doesn’t really have a plan. He ran on anger, mostly white anger, over immigration and a lot of citizens Republicans find undesirable. That’s what his whole campaign has been from the start – telling the undesirables they are not welcome here.

    • Pearly

      kind of a broad brush eh

  • Gary F

    Trump knows how to manipulate the media news cycle perfectly. And everyone, including the media, is falling for it. Not sure if it will work for him, but right now, he’s controlling the story, not the other way around. I’m not a big Trump fan, but I do like the way he’s not letting the media dictate the election.

  • Rich in Duluth

    I think this is just a manipulation of the story by a master manipulator. He’s a salesman, after all, and many people are buying his phony “genuineness” and his “say it like it is” rhetoric. It’s both amusing to see the things people fall for…and really scary.