Trump: Fox News Was Unfair To Me

Donald Trump’s social media team tends to make its points by quoting people on Twitter.

  • Todd20036

    Just from the drama alone, Trump won the first debate. Interesting to see if the field narrows any

    • Reality.Bites

      I imagine it will take a while. It’s not like a primary, where there are actual results that let people know they’re done. However the impressions from a debate can have an effect on fundraising.

      • ZhyKitty

        Speaking of…I’ve read that several of them jokingly asked Trunp for money. Oh, the shame of it all…

        • Reality.Bites

          If they want his money they can bloody well marry him like everyone else did!

          • ZhyKitty

            LMFAO!!!!!!!

          • JulieBL

            HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      • clay

        Four years ago this week, following a Fox News sponsored debate and the (nonbinding, freak-controlled) Ames Straw Poll, Pawlenty dropped out. But then four years ago this week, Perry finally began his campaign.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the event was a train wreck from the get-go, with the question not-so-slyly aimed at Trump about running as an indie

    it was nothing but Foxbots launching zingers at each candidate. there was no substantive policy debate at all.

    • Joe in PA

      but who could have seen that coming? Ahem.

      • Sam_Handwich

        yeah i know, but i didn’t think it would be quite so amateurishly overt. my bad 😀

        • Gustav2

          Wait, you expect policy debates from Fox News? Trump should be their candidate of choice.

    • D. J.

      I was expecting Jack Bower to come running in, disarm a criminal (On the stage) and a new season of 24 to begin.

    • Cuberly

      I thought it was entertaining for the most part, a WWE smack down for Trump and Paul and smatterings of picking their preferred candidates. The bankruptcy kerfuffel between Wallace and Trump was worth the price of admission alone. I thought Trumpster was going to go full on stroke with rage there for a sec.

  • Steve Smith

    Trump has a point though. I watched the first 45 minutes and, in typical debate fashion, none of the candidates really directly answered the questions by the Fox News moderators. When Trump didn’t answer the question “what proof do you have that the Mexican government is purposely sending criminals to the US,” he was asked again by Chris Wallace to answer it. This was the only time I saw the moderators seek out a candidate’s answer like that.

  • Didn’t get to see the end of things (about last 30 minutes) but at the beginning it seemed as though all of the questions were an endless litany of Republican failures being thrown in the faces of the candidate wannabes. And that was fun to see.

    • ZhyKitty

      I sat here watching movies until about 2 am.
      It was all I could do not to peek..
      I’m so glad it ended up being hilarious for our side (Twitter, FB, and y’alls comments confirm) to watch instead of what I feared it would be.
      Sounds like the only thing that was missing was the fight to the death between Trump and Paul’s hairpieces that Becca was hoping for…which, admittedly, I’d have been truly sorry to miss.

      • vorpal

        I hope you had a fairly pain-free, fluffy, cuddly, evening of movie fun!

        • ZhyKitty

          Well, I went with the darker, sadder Holocaust movies rather than the musicals and oldies…so “fun” might not be the proper word…but… it was lovely.
          Sometimes, on a night like that, one just wants to feel an empathetic human connection, even if it is only with fictional people who are representing very real ones, long gone.
          It helps lift one’s own pain away.
          One of my Pits actually pays attention to movies and tv, so she watched along with me and growled at the Nazi’s German Shepherds when they barked.
          All the others laying on and around us just snoozed. lol

      • William

        The clips on the morning news make it look less relevant than a high school election.

        • ZhyKitty

          Here’s hoping that it is and that all of that batshittery ensures the middle votes with us again this time.
          I worry about this election in a way, and it’s soothing to me to know that the GOP is putting ALL of its best cray cray out on the front porch for all to see.
          Without the power of President Obama, who resonated with young people, I worry that we won’t do as well…and thus, perhaps we need the other side to put out a poor showing to help us, just in case.
          Thank goodness the GOP seems willing to oblige. You just know the RNC is furious because they created that mess and now have totally lost control of it. lmao

          • William

            Reality TV has pushed making fun of the smartest person in the room. The republican debates should be branded as ‘The Biggest Jackass’.

          • ZhyKitty

            LMAO!
            It’s sad that even our highest office has been reduced to a reality tv show on par with Honey Boo Boo.
            Terrifying.
            It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic!

      • brian

        Feeling well this morning, I hope.

        • ZhyKitty

          Oh, just lovely, thank you!
          I hope this day finds you the same!

  • bryan

    The Trumpettes are turning on Fox. After the debate one of the Facebook top comments on Fox, with 1000’s of likes, was ‘I will never watch Fox again’. #infightingisfun #Trumpquake #bigotexplosion

    • Sam_Handwich

      trumpquake? lol

    • Gustav2

      ‘I will never watch Fox again’.

      So they are going to watch One America News?

      • Dramphooey

        The Sarah Palin Channel folded too soon.

        • lymis

          Halfway through the first season, no doubt.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      I think it would be funny if Faux News lost control of its audience.

    • Cuberly

      Yeah, whenever an online foxbot spews their ire against fox within a week they’ll be jonesing for a fix & they’ll be right back at the trough.

  • Ninja0980

    Last night wasn’t a debate.
    It was an attempt to pick the candidates the RNC wanted, and IMO, it failed.

    • David Walker

      Or the candidates Murdoch/Ailes wanted.

      • clay

        an authority handed to them by the RNC.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Trump should just keep going at fox news. Maybe for once dislodge some of the stupid viewers from that network.

  • Blake Jordan

    And somehow evil and / or idiotic rethuglicans will still get elected as governors, senators, etc… says a lot about a significant portion of the USA population…

    • MickinDetroit

      the only reason they are is because dems and progs don’t show up in non potus years….and yes that says a lot.

  • BostonBud

    Funny, I wholeheartedly agree. I thought they really went after Trump and wanted to take him down from the get go. They also tried to turn some of the others against each other by asking a follow-up question to the lesser knowns: “So what do YOU think about what he just said”. All the while throwing softball questions to some of the others. I only listened to it thought I didn’t see the look on anyone’s faces or their apparently orange makeup.

  • Dramphooey

    Megyn Kelly: “Don’t you think the nasty insults you’ve directed at some women is unbecoming of a potential President?”

    Donald Trump: “I’ve been very nice to you, Megyn. It’d be a shame if I had to start insulting you in the same manner.”

    Jesus Duggaring Christ!

  • William

    Piss off, you sad twat.

  • j.martindale
  • bambinoitaliano

    So that was Koch brothers, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch attempt to toss Trump out of the GOP race? That’s pretty lame.

    • ZhyKitty

      Money can’t fix stupid…not even a great deal of money.

      • bambinoitaliano

        I think they are beyond that. They just need a breathing and walking puppet in the White House.

        • ZhyKitty

          You’re right, and I find that absolutely terrifying.

  • JustSayin’

    Frank Bruni’s column today is a must read on the debate
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/opinion/a-foxy-rowdy-republican-debate.html?referrer=

    Personally the take away from this is that tRump had whined that if the GOP was mean to him he would run as a third party candidate…..last night should be all the proof he needs to jump that shark.

    • clay

      and Trump’s stupid enough to confuse Fox and RNC.

  • JustSayin’

    After reading the first 30 posts here today, it seems that some folks actually expected this debate to be more than than what it was and by extension they might think the first Democratic debate is something that it is not.

    These are all about meet and greet. A time for candidates to hone off rough edges and maybe the weakest will pull their own plug and die.

    Past that there is nothing substantive in these debates. It is 16 months until the election, that’s an eternity in today’s politics.

    At best we hope that tRump is pushed to being an independent, and that the kiddie table candidates drop out.

    The RNC is desperate to repeat the last election where mitt boy had to fight off other rethuglican until nearly election time.

    Americans have short memories when it comes to the day they have to finally vote. We seem to forget anything but the very latest outrage or scandal drummed up in the media when deciding if we are actually gonna vote, and dems have a long track record of staying home and sulking on election day.

    Let’s hope this election it is republicans that eat their young and then stay home on voting day.

    • JustSayin’

      Error in typing.. That should read ” desperate to NOT repeat…” Sorry.

  • Silver_Witch

    I watched the debate-the whole thing. It was very clear thy ere out to ruin Trump and make Bush seem really great. Most of the question were directed to either Bush or Trump andxwhen Ben Carson complained they just ignored him.

    The better question tot us in Democrat land is why we care? None of us here will be voting for any of them. I watch so I can tell what they reaaly said in context…..BUT WHERE ARE THE DEM DEBATES???

    OHHH October they say. Why? Hmmm why indeed?

    • The Democratic National Convention begins 25 July 2016. Perhaps debates beginning 10 months before that really is enough time for the Democratic Party to thin its herd down to three or fours main contenders for the nomination. And that followed by four more months of campaigning before the General Election.

      (Instead of the Republicans’ year of “debates” prior the their Convention.)

      • Silver_Witch

        I agree it does seem plenty of time. I think my real concern is all the pointing at the Republicans at all the progressive news sites and not a lot of news about our candidates.

        None of us are going to vote republican – so why do we care what the crazies say and do?

        And too – I am eager to hear Bernie, O’Mallery and Clinton do a real conversation instead of watching clowns.

  • Octavio

    The Trumpet has a bad case of sour grapes. This morning’s news feeds are all criticizing Trump’s flippant and snide twitters about the blonde lady FUX person who asked the “debate” questions. Insisting that his sexist comments in the past have only been about Rosie O’Donnel. Seems no one is buying that particular lie. 🙂

  • clay

    Trump, it’s not like her first question to you was “Why are you always such an asshole?”

    • Sk3ptic

      Although it should have been!

      • clay

        20/20 hindsight

  • Queequeg

    I thought the only unfair question was Megyn Kelly’s abortion question to Rubio. Because of the way she structured the question, there was no possible way to give an acceptable answer, so, of course, Rubio lied in answering it.

  • CatAportrophe

    “Hostile and unprofessional.”

    My head hurts.

  • anne marie in philly

    wah wah wah. FUCK YOU, RUMP!

  • MattM

    “I couldn’t manipulate the moderators into adoring me like the mouth breathers that support me. Don’t they know who I am? I’m ever so pissed!”

    • leastyebejudged

      To be fair, the moderation was absolutely dreadful and unprofessional, I was pretty stunned, despite that being how FOX does things, has women unabashedly acting like the c-word.

  • DumbHairyApe

    What was up with Megan Kelly’s eyelashes? Did she get a memo from Murdoch to make her lashes whorishly solid enough for him to place his wallet on?

    • ZhyKitty

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL