Trump Boycotting GOP debate

Trump Boycotting GOP debate

In light of the recent turn of events surrounding the last GOP debate, I decided to touch on a topic which I believe is quite interesting. On January 28,2016, Donald Trump decided to boycott the GOP debate well actually he announced on Tuesday that he wouldn’t but then followed through with his words on the 28th. Even though Trump has made some bold moves in the past which led him to even more publicity did he think boycotting the GOP debate would lead to good publicity?

One thing Donald Trump knows how to do is get publicity. According to The Washington Post, Trump said he believes Fox and other television networks have been taking
advantage of him by selling advertisements for their debates at a high premium. You may ask yourself what did he do since he skipped the debate, well Trump said he would instead host a competing event in the state designed to raise money for wounded veterans, as a result raised more than $6 million and $1 million of it was from his own checkbook. Which is a big step from where we stood earlier in the election when he made the comment referencing to Joe Biden “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” images.jpgWhich in response made many veterans extremely angry, but still led to publicity. Now I can see how Donald Trump is trying to help the veterans feel less angry at him by this act of kindness by raising money to help the wounded veterans and that does lead to good publicity.

Even though the news wasn’t so pleased with the actions of Mr. Trump, I am. Even though Trump feels as if Megyn Kelly and her cast from Fox News are “out to get him” and him boycotting the debate helped him to avoid the direct questioning from Megyn and her co-moderators. I’m taking in consideration Trump could have decided to boycott the debate and do absolutely nothing.  The fact he boycotted the debate and did something honorable this is something that should be recognized and maybe we can change the ways we hold debates in a way that can help our people, while also getting good publicity just like what Trump did.

Hannah Brown


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