Fox News released a harshly-worded statement late last night on Donald Trump’s decision to skip the debate on Thursday, going as far as accusing Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of threatening Megyn Kelly.

Is that really threatening language, however?

Fox News went on to note that “Trump is still welcome” at the debate if he wants to show up, but “he can’t dictate the moderators or the questions.”

Lewandowski was on “Morning Joe” this morning where he made a ratings prediction for the Trump-less debate:

“Maybe Fox was going to have a 20 or 25 million person debate but without Mr. Trump’s participation, I think they might have a one or two million person debate.”

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Lewandowski also said other campaigns want to skip the Fox News debate as well:

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  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Nice little host you’ve got there – shame if anything unpleasant were to happen to her!
    I read the quote as just trash talk, but it doesn’t come across well.

  • FranklinWasRight

    He takes questions from more journalists in a week than most of the other candidates, he does a lot of interviews. And a lot of speeches. And a lot of rallies. That takes guts.

    He was railing against Fox because of the insulting press releases they were putting out. Kelly just happens to be their most visible star who has also insulted him.

    He was fighting back, not being a coward.

    You might not agree with the way he chose to shoot back, but that doesn’t make him “all talk.”

  • FranklinWasRight

    Haha, I lived on the MN border when he was elected. I have a lot of friends kn MN. Honestly, they were no worse off under Ventura than they are today.

  • FranklinWasRight

    The meme that “Trump is afraid of a girl” isn’t working.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Reagan also dropped 20 points and lost Iowa as a result. Here’s hoping the same happens to Trump.

    • Perso Nasplit

      Wasnt Reagan elected on a landslide after that? I dont know if I want that.

      • Finrod Felagund

        After he stopped skipping debates and won New Hampshire.