Days Before Backing Out, Trump Said He Was ‘Pretty Much OK’ With More Debates


screen_shot_2016-03-16_at_1.24.35_pm_480Days before announcing that he would be sitting the next debate out — a move which effectively cancelled itDonald Trump said he was “pretty much okay” with more debates.

Trump made the comments to reporters after CNN’s most recent Republican debate last Thursday. On Monday Fox announced the details of the upcoming debate, and Wednesday morning Trump revealed during a phone interview with Fox & Friends that he would be sitting it out. Shortly afterward, representatives of John Kasich‘s campaign said that he too would be sitting it out.

In the days leading up to his decision to sit the debate out, Trump reignited his one-sided Twitter feud with Megyn Kelly, the Fox host who had been scheduled to co-moderate the event. (Kelly had aired a segment on her show Monday night debunking and dismantling Trump’s claims about Trump University.)

During his Wednesday interview with Fox & Friends, Trump cited a prior speaking engagement (reported to be AIPAC) and also said that, “according to Drudge and everybody else, I have won the debates.” He added, “I think we’ve had enough.”

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