Love him, hate him, or indifferent towards him, Trump has struck a nerve with more than a few voters. As noted by the Daily Intelligencer’s Gabriel Sherman, it turns out that The Donald also has the ability to make the head honcho of the number one news network actually scramble for much needed damage control.
In a two-part New York Magazine investigative report published on Aug. 10, 2015, and also on Aug.11, 2015, Sherman claims to have insider information of the behind the scenes fall out regarding the very public feud between multi-billionaire and presidential contender Donald Trump and Fox News program hostess Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell, in an attempt to mend fences, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes contacted Trump with a peace offering, offering Trump the opportunity for a full hour interview conducted by Kelly in prime time. Trump not only flatly refused, but was as described by an anonymous source, “Donald was sufficiently pissed off that there was no way that was happening.”
In the course of the recent Fox News hosted Republican Candidates Debate – which drew a record smashing 24 million viewers – Trump considered a number of questions asked of him by Kelly not only to be unfair, but crossed the line into the realm of personal attacks. As it turns out, she also managed to alienate and enrage enough loyal Fox News viewers that the Chairman of the Board had to get personally involved to stop, as Sherman phrased it, a “rare moment of weakness” for the Fox News giant from turning into a full fledged disaster.
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