It doesn’t look like the Donald Trump/Fox News heavyweight fight for Republican domination is over yet.
Yesterday, I wrote about Fox’s surprisingly vicious attack on Trump after he took credit for Megyn Kelly’s 10-day vacation. Kelly’s unusually long vacation announcement was made less than a week after her tough confrontation with Trump during Fox’s Republican primary debate – and, of course, following a series of sexist attacks made by Trump on her.
That was Friday.
Yesterday, at the Iowa state fair, Trump boasted about besting Ailes. When asked by a reporter if he had made any mistakes “so far,” Trump said, “I don’t think I’ve made mistakes. I mean, every time somebody says I made a mistake, they do the polls and my numbers go up. So I guess I haven’t made any mistakes.”
Trump cited his comments about Mexico and John McCain as supposed mistakes that didn’t hurt him. Then he got to his war with Fox News.
TRUMP: And this last thing with Fox. I mean, I love Roger Ailes but all you have to do is ask Roger Ailes who won. So I don’t think I’ve made any mistakes. I am sure I will at some point, but so far you would have to say, has it worked out badly, right?
Watch Trump taunt Ailes below, during his August 15th appearance at the fair.
And keep that popcorn going!
I’m even a subscriber to the theory that the reason Kelly was picked to moderate was because they’d have the easiest time throwing her under if their plans on Trump backfired. If Bill O’Reilly, or Dana Perino was the moderator, you bet your ass Ailes would have gone to bat for his host. Then again, it’s not implausible that he put that weak sauce up because it’s her.
She’s probably off on rehab somewhere wrapped up in a straight jacket right now!!
So Howie informs us the official Fox News story is – despite every other independent source reporting the curious timing of Megyn’s vacation as being unplanned – Kelly’s “family vacation” has been on her calendar for the longest time. Wink. Wink.
Oh, and there’s no way manly-man Roger Ailes played the doormat to The Donald and completely caved. No, the Howie version is it was a “truce” amongst egotistical equals. Roger don’t forget to include an extra dog biscuit in loyal lap dog Howie’s next paycheck.
Who needs Jon Stewart to point out the obvious humor in all this when “Media Buzz” is a satire that writes itself? ;^)