Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Bush ethics lawyer: Trump should strip Flynn of military title Dems might begin again with Kamala Harris and California MORE is dominating Google searches during Thursday night's GOP debate, despite not being on the stage.
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Minute by minute US Google search volume. Trump dominating. pic.twitter.com/FaXTBuvqWx— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) January 29, 2016
Trump announced earlier this week he wouldn't attend the event, just four days before the Iowa caucuses, claiming he was treated unfairly by Fox News. The network sent out a press release earlier this week mocking the billionaire businessman, who has had a long feud with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly.
Instead of attending the debate, Trump is holding his own event at the same time to raise money for veterans.
He's been leading the polls both nationally and in Iowa. He leads his closest rival, Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzNet neutrality fight descends into trench warfare Secret Service: No guns at Trump NRA speech Cruz: Breaking up 9th Circuit Court ‘a possibility’ MORE, in Iowa by 6.8 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.