Trump revels at debate upset from rival event

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally raising funds for US military veterans at Drake University in Des Moines, IowaDonald Trump visibly delighted in the drama unleashed by his snub of Thursday’s Republican presidential debate — taunting his rivals and host channel Fox News from a nearby charity event designed to steal their thunder. The billionaire Republican frontrunner boycotted the debate in Des Moines, Iowa as part of a simmering feud with the conservative news network and went on to schedule a competing event for military veterans, broadcast at the same time and in the same city. “When you’re treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights,” the 69-year-old mogul said as he opened the event, doubling down on his claim that Fox News — and particularly its anchor Megyn Kelly — has shown bias against him.

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