After Republican front-runner Donald Trump suggested he would boycott Thursday's debate if Fox News allowed anchor Megyn Kelly to be a moderator, the network issued a fiery response Monday insinuating the real estate mogul is "afraid" of confronting Kelly, Politico
"I'm not a fan of Megyn Kelly. I don't like her, she probably doesn't like me but that's OK, but she has to be fair," Trump said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I don't think she can treat me fairly, I think she's very biased."
Since the first GOP debate in August, Trump and Kelly have been in an ongoing feud after the Fox News anchor pointedly asked Trump about his rhetoric on women.
And, over the weekend, Trump took to Twitter noting that Kelly has a "conflict of interest" and should not be allowed to moderate Thursday's debate just ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
Fox responded by saying there is no conflict of interest as well as thanked the billionaire for "building up the audience for Thursday's debate."
According to Politico, on Monday, the network revised its statement and became more serious:
"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" a network spokesperson said.
© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.