Once again the Donald wants us to believe he has humbled the powers-that-be. Fox has apologized to this monumental fool he says, because he is simply bigger, better, and more magnificent than Fox. I'd take bets on this if I could. My bet is Roger Ailes said something like, "Donald, I'm sorry you're so freaking stupid." Anyone who follows the jabbering gasbag Trump can understand why he might think that was an apology.
Here's what I believe happened. After sniping at Trump for turning tail and running from Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes decided to go full-on. For those who say he shot himself in the fanny by doing this, consider a few points. Ailes took Fox to the top by catering to low-intellect viewers who are basted in lies. Yes, but that's Trump's prime demographic, you say. Ailes has stepped on their hero. Folks, Fox will still be buttering its bread with its idiot audience long after Trump has left the scene.
Secondly, what Trump said, in all its full glory, cannot be lost on ALL his mouth-breathing sycophants. Trump says he was standing up to Fox and the vicious Megyn Kelly. It takes a special kind of idiot to believe that running away means standing up to a threat, and Megyn Kelly is a threat. Second-rate journalist or not, she'd tear Trump apart if she was so inclined.
While the medium has changed, the message has not. You don't get into a war of words with someone who buys his ink by the barrel. Fox owns the air waves, so to speak. Trump owns hot air. Where does he go now?
Ailes has taken on Trump, which is what Republican leaders want. They cannot allow this fool to take the nomination. The one thing that must worry them though is that Trump just might run outside the party if he doesn't get the G.O.P. nod. That he said he wouldn't simply falls into a familiar file labeled "Trump Lies". Such a party split would shred the Republican Party for a number of elections to come.
The big winner here is Roger Ailes and Fox. Trump is the big loser. The G.O.P. will recover, but far too late. This election will swing to the Democrats.