"If I were Trump or I were Trump's campaign manager, I would say, there have been a dozen debates, he appeared in 11 of them....I don't think it's necessarily the best venue for him....I wish he had done it but I don't think it's an illogical decision for him to make from the point of view of what's best for him to get the nomination."
---Chris Wallace on Trump backing out of the Fox News Debate
Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss Trump & Kasich backing out of the next Fox debate. Plus, Brian & Chris talked about why it's much better to be news anchors/commentators than to work in government.
Wallace reaction to Trump dropping out of the next Fox Debate
(WALLACE) We are disappointed, I wish he had been there, I don't think it's an illogical move from him. If I were Trump or I were Trump's campaign manager, I would say, there have been a dozen debates, he appeared in 11 of them, I don't think he will pay the price now that the debate has been canceled. There are two points, one, I don't think it's necessarily the best venue for him. Let's face it, when it comes to the details of policy, it isn't his strong point. His strong point is his gut, visceral, broad brush picture appeal as opposed to, let's drill down into the fine point of this. And also he is desperately trying to unite the party behind him so to sit there and have more debates where they are simply going to point out the differences. Again, I wish he had done it but I don't think it's an illogical decision for him to make from the point of view of what's best for him to get the nomination.
Wallace reacting to Charles Krauthammer's comments that he doesn't understand why Kasich is dropping out of the next Fox Debate and how Kasich may be thinking of being Trump's vice president
(WALLACE) I had the exact same reaction but I am not going to be as nice or politically correct as Charles has been. Kasich has whined in every debate about how he doesn't get called on. If he had said yes, I will be in that debate, we would have held the debate and he and Cruz would have had 2 hours to debate policy. So why would he do that? Why would he give up 2 hours of free air time? And I got to say I don't know, I don't think Charles knows but it's really interesting speculation because you know we are going to be asking him questions about differences he has with Trump as the front runner and he avoids that. Maybe he is thinking let's keep that avenue open as a possible running mate. I know he has denied it, that he would ever be the vice president.
(KILMEADE) He denied it to me.
(WALLACE) Everybody always does until they are offered the job until they suddenly go, you know that vice presidents mansion isn't that bad. And you want to know something, he would be a very good pick for Trump. He is very popular in a key state, he has experience in government both on economic policy, he was involved in balancing the budget. On foreign policy, he was on the defense committee. If you were looking at somebody who would give Trump some bona fides in terms of he has a grownup with him to make sure things don't go off the tracks, John Kasich would not be a bad choice.