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As was my opinion in the beginning of the rollercoaster that is Donald Trump's Presidential bid, the countdown clock that signifies the end of the Donald Trump GOP Presidential Campaign is ticking. It was inevitable that the Usain Bolt nature of Trump and his lightning start to the campaign had many people asking Could Trump actually win the nomination?
Well no that won't be happening. I know that there are those who would argue that his poll numbers say otherwise but those numbers are heading in the wrong direction. Trump being Trump he will never admit that the lugnuts are coming loose on the once seemingly unstoppable Juggernaut that is his Campaign but the Establishment Republican party is more adept at dealing with ridiculous figures and defending the soundbites of those ridiculous figures. Trump is no less ridiculous and the GOP have vast experience in wrangling that Unhinged crazy in.
The “narrative” coming out of CNN’s Republican debate last week has been that Carly Fiorina notched another victory, in part by crushing Donald Trump. Here at FiveThirtyEight, we take a lot of shots at political media narratives, so it seems only fair to point out that, in this case, the narrative is right: Eight national polls of GOP voters have been conducted related to the Republican race for president since the debate, and they show a couple of clear winners and losers — Fiorina won; Trump lost.
A campaign that has essentially been built around Trump and his 'I do deals, It's what I do' has been a standard line repeated on the campaign trail. Before all the campaigning before all the stupidity that came from Trump's mouth was all summed up some time back, when Barack Obama totally Slayed Trump at a White House Correspondents Dinner....
Still funny and still very true when looking at Trump and just how ridiculous his run has been up to this point. The GOP for their part were more than happy to let the Charade play out, Trump is still bringing that brand of his own Brashness and that Publicity alone has allowed the GOP race to be front and centre. But the damage that Trump has done to the already damaged brand of Republicanism is wearing thin with the GOP. He has turned on Fox News again this time saying he gets unfair treatment? Fox News? Treating people unfairly in their Reporting? Poor Donald.
Like many Twitter posts by Donald J. Trump, the one Wednesday morning seemed provocative and unprompted: In less than 140-characters, Mr. Trump said he felt that Fox News had been treating him “very unfairly” and he had “therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.”
Surely there was a backstory, right?
In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, the network said that Mr. Trump’s post seemed to have been prompted by its decision, shortly before noon, to cancel his scheduled appearance Thursday on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about,” Fox News said in a statement. “When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”
When Trump went off on one against Fox after the first debate it was clear to all on the right that Trump did not care who he pointed his anger at. Fox for their part have always given Trump air time but as shown above the break up is a little messy.
When Trump eventually pulls out and he will pull out, it will be even messier for all those associated with the GOP and the Presidential Race, Trump is many things to many people. One thing he is not is quiet. For anyone in the GOP to think that Trump's bow out will be a quiet one,