Megyn Kelly said she’ll be surprised if Donald Trump doesn’t show up Thursday night.
The Republican front-runner threatened to back out of the Fox News debate if Kelly was a moderator, and when Fox refused to pull her, Trump said he wasn’t participating.
Kelly isn’t buying it.
“I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t come,” Kelly said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight Wednesday. “I know he says he doesn’t want to now, but I’ll really be surprised because I feel like the people of Iowa are still persuadable.”
“He’s in a tight race with Ted Cruz,” she added.
“I don’t know why he wouldn’t take one last opportunity to make his case to them in such a huge forum.”
On Tuesday, he said Kelly was bad at her job.
“I’m not a fan of Megyn Kelly,” Trump said during a rally in Iowa.
“I think she’s a third-rate reporter. I think she frankly is not good at what she does and I think they could do a lot better than Megyn Kelly and so I’m going to be making a decision with Fox but I probably won’t bother doing the debate.” (VIDEO: Trump Backs Out Of Fox News Debate)
Trump’s campaign manager said it was “not under negotiation.”