Donald Trump showed up on The O’Reilly Factor last night where O’Reilly did everything he could to convince the stubborn blowhard that he’s making a bad move by avoiding Thursday night’s debate.
Said Trump right off the bat:
“I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly. I don’t think she’s good at what she does and I think she’s highly overrated. And frankly, she’s a moderator; I thought her question last time was ridiculous….Everybody said I won all six debates. Especially the last one.”
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O’Reilly pleaded with Trump, perhaps on behalf of the FOX News network:
“I believe personally that you want to improve the country. By doing this, you lose and opportunity to convince others who may put you into the White House … that is true. You have in this debate format the upper hand — you have sixty seconds right off the top to tell any of the moderators, ‘You’re a pinhead, your question is unfair, and here’s why, and here’s what I want to say’. By walking away from it, you lose the opportunity to persuade people you are a strong leader.”
Replied Trump, who is holding a rally for veterans to compete with the debate:
“I understand your opinion Bill but tomorrow night at 9 o’clock at Drake University we’re going to have a tremendous event and I’ll have much more than 60 seconds frankly.”
Do you think Trump’s avoiding the debate is going to hurt or help his campaign?
Here’s the full interview if you’re interested: