Trump pulls out of debate
Trump is, according to Scott Adams the creator of Dilbert, a Master Persuader, so me must know what he’s doing.
My analysis is that, now that he has a solid lead in the polls, he believes he doesn’t have anything to gain from debating, especially with Megyn Kelly there. He is also training the news media not to mess with him, because Fox will lose a lot of money without Trump in the debate to boost ratings.
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Now let’s say you are Donald Trump, the scariest Republican that any Democrat has seen in ages. What is the one best thing he can do to separate himself from the Republican machine and show that he can be a deal-maker for everyone? Answer: Punch FOX News in the mouth. Right in front of you.
Democrats are watching. Trump is framing himself as an enemy of their enemy. (Democrats hate FOX News.)
Trump’s setup here is pure genius. He doesn’t know how it will end, but he is making sure he goes where the odds are deeply in his favor.