App store download just wont work

App store download just wont work

I am running El Cpatin 10.11.6 and I am trying to download xcode 8.0;  It’s not downloading.  The update button just stays there..greys out and after like 10 seconds goes back to update. GRR.

 

And so I tried going directly to the apple developer to download it and that button for download there just takes you to the app store to download.

 

I’m stuck in this stupid cycle and very frustrated.  Any one else not able to download the actual production version from the app store?