On Monday, Fox News announced its moderators for the final GOP primary debate on Jan. 28, 2016, and judging by its choices, 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump must be feeling quite irritated right about now.
Specifically, Fox News chose Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly as debate moderators. Again.
This choice of moderators seems pretty shocking, given that Megyn Kelly’s tabloid-like questions at the first GOP debate in August caused a huge rift to erupt between Fox News and Trump, who said Kelly treated him unfairly.
Not to mention the fact that there was a HUGE backlash against Kelly and Fox News during and after the debate.
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes — blood coming out of her, wherever,” Trump argued at the time.
Trump called unfair Kelly’s questions regarding disparaging and allegedly sexist comments Trump had made in the past about certain women, including Rosie O’Donnell.
“They didn’t ask those questions of everybody else,” Trump pointed out. “Those weren’t even questions. They were statements.”
The feud eventually led to a compromise, but only after Fox News CEO Roger Ailes reportedly threatened Trump by saying, “We can resolve this now, or we can go to war.”
But now that Ailes has chosen to again grace the debate stage with Kelly’s presence, for better or worse, the chances of this feud being reignited seems very likely.
Whether or not the beef will boil over again will have much to do with how Kelly acts during the January debate and how Trump chooses to respond.
Kelly has a big choice to make. She can again attack Trump with unfair questions about completely irrelevant things or she can stick to what really matters, i.e., the economy, the immigration crisis and radical Islamic terrorism, to name a few.