Fox News says Donald Trump is afraid to be questioned again by Megyn Kelly.
The Republican presidential front-runner told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he might skip Thursday’s GOP debate on Fox News Channel over his past issues with Kelly.
“If I think I’m going to be treated unfairly, I’ll do something else,” Trump said.
Fox News fired back with the following statement to TheWrap: “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 flap comes two days after Trump tweeted that Kelly shouldn’t be allowed to participate.
Based on @MegynKelly‘s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2016
Trump has been upset with Kelly since the first GOP debate last summer, when he took exception to her question regarding “disparaging comments about women.” Trump has repeatedly gone after Kelly on Twitter, while The Kelly File host has avoided confrontation.
Trump eventually told Blitzer he would “probably” be at Thursday’s debate.