MSNBC host Joe Scarborough reacts to Donald Trump's rationale for skipping Thursday night's seventh (and final before Iowa) debate.
JOE SCARBROUGH: You go through that statement, that's Trump at its very best.
He made a lot of great points there. Which, you know, I'm sitting at 42%, and there are people with 0% that I'm going to be on the same stage, when I've got a news orginzation putting a press release out, "written by a child," -- which actually that's stinging because it looks like a very childish press release.
Gene Robinson, Fox yesterday made Trump look like the grown-up.
EUGENE ROBINSON: Well, they did manage to do that, and that's not always an easy thing to do but they did it, and look, the big Fox mistake it was press release, which does sound really juvinile. it's not befitting a news organization in my view.
If they make a decision that Megyn Kelly will be a moderator, they can hardly back down from that. But to try to pour salt on his wounds in a WWF way, unless Willie is right and it's all a setup and, you know, Vince McMahon is going to come out and say "let's get ready to rumble," unless that's the case, I think Fox really stepped in it this time.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I think they did, too. And, willie, again, people that say that Donald Trump is afraid to go up against Megyn Kelly missed the entire point. You'd have to be stupid as a candidate, you would have to be stupid to go on a debate stage with a news organization that had been this openly hostile to you. Stupid.
And Donald Trump is anything but stupid. They actually -- if they wanted 22 million viewers, they shot themselves in the foot with that press release.