Trump draws full house at own event as he snubs Fox News debate

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des MoinesBy Ginger Gibson DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Donald Trump shunned Thursday night’s debate of the Republican presidential candidates hosted by Fox News and instead filled an auditorium a few miles down the road, trying to prove his widespread support only days before Iowa kicks off the U.S. nominating voting process. Trump, with just one day’s notice on a weeknight, was able to fill to capacity a hall at Drake University that holds 700. “I didn’t want to be here, to be honest, I wanted to be about five minutes away” at the debate, Trump told the crowd.

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