UPDATE: After Donald Trump and John Kasich announced that they would not attend, Fox News canceled the debate.
Donald Trump says he will not attend the Fox News Republican debate on March 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, Trump told hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, “I won’t be there, no.”
The debate is set to be moderated by Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace and is scheduled to take place prior to Arizona and Utah voting on March 22.
Trump claims that he has a preexisting scheduling conflict because he is giving a “major” speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
When asked if he would reconsider showing up to the debate, Trump said, “I’m not going to do the debate,” adding, “I think we’ve had enough debates.”
Last night, Trump went on Twitter and reignited his feud with Kelly calling her “crazy Megyn.”
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) March 16, 2016