To show up for the Republican debate on their news channel:
Donald Trump will widen a rupture between his supporters and the Republican Party establishment on Thursday when he boycotts a presidential debate in a snub to Fox News only days before the 2016 election season starts in earnest.
The billionaire front-runner for the Republican nomination will instead host his own event in Iowa during the Fox News debate, likely damaging prime time TV ratings of the most powerful media force in Republican politics.
Trump withdrew from the encounter in a spat with network anchor Megyn Kelly who he accuses of treating him unfairly.
“The ‘debate’ tonight will be a total disaster,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Thursday morning. “Low ratings with advertisers and advertising rates dropping like a rock. I hate to see this.”
At this point, this is the only way Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch could convince Trump to show up for the Fox event: