Focus Group Has Overwhelming Reaction to Trump Skipping GOP Debate
Donald Trump should have attended tonight's Fox News-Google GOP debate, said a focus group of Iowa Republican voters tonight on "The Kelly File."
Members of the focus group said that the Republican front-runner owed it to the men and women of Iowa to appear at the debate. They said that the election is too important "to play games with."
One participant explained that Trump's absence meant that Ted Cruz took more attacks from his fellow GOP candidates, turning the race for the Republican nomination into a Trump-Marco Rubio contest.
A Trump defender argued that Trump had nothing to win and everything to lose, so skipping the event was, in fact, a smart decision.
See more of the focus group's post-debate reaction below.