Fear of moderator: Trump to skip Fox News debate

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Republican front runner and business mogul, Donald Trump has threatened to boycott the next Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses because of Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators. “I don’t like her (Kelly). She doesn’t treat me fairly. I’m not a big fan of hers at all.” In an interview with CNN on Monday, Mr. Trump lashed out at Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host and moderator who asked Mr. Trump at a debate last year if previous remarks he had made were a “part of the war on women.” Ms. Kelly is one of the moderators at the debate on Thursday as well, and Mr. Trump said he might not attend if he will not be treated fairly. “Nothing’s 100 percent, I’m not 100 percent,” Mr. Trump said in the interview. “I’ll see. If I think I’m going to be treated unfairly, I’d do something else. I don’t think she can treat me fairly, I think she’s very biased. But that doesn’t mean I don’t do the debate. I like doing debates.”

Fox News responds to Trump

A Fox News representative said on Monday that the network was “surprised” that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was showing such “fear” of host Megyn Kelly. “Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists, we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” the Fox representative told Business Insider in a statement.

Trump loves debate

In October 2015, Trump threatened to boycott CNBC debate unless it changed the criteria, by adjusting the debate timing to two hours rather than three, it did. In December, he threatened to boycott the CNN debate unless they donated $5 million to a veterans’ charity. It did not, but Mr. Trump still attended.