Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced in a CNN interview Monday that he may not partake in Thursday’s Republican debate because he thinks moderator Megyn Kelly will treat him unfairly.
“I’m not 100 percent; I’ll see. If I think I’m going to be treated unfairly, I’ll do something else. But I don’t think she can treat me fairly, actually, I think she’s very biased. But that doesn’t mean I don’t do the debate.”
Trump suggested he will most likely participate in the debate and added that he has won every debate so far.
“So I want to do the debates, they’re good for me, but I don’t think she can treat me fairly and I’m not a big fan of hers. Maybe I know too much about her.”
Kelly hosted a debate last August where she asked Trump about his stance towards women, “You’ve called women you don’t like, ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals.'” Trump accused her of asking him harder questions than she did the other candidates.
Following the August debate, Trump criticized Kelly on CNN Tonight, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
With regards to Thursday’s debate, a Fox spokesperson told The Hill, “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.”
Trump tweeted on Saturday, “Based on Megyn Kelly’s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.”