The third Republican debate hosted by Fox News is set for March 3rd with Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier & Chris Wallace returning as moderators, Fox announced Thursday.
The event will be held in Detroit just five days before Michigan’s state primary and following on the heels of Super Tuesday.
With the return of Kelly as moderator, the question of Donald Trump’s participation inevitably comes up.
The GOP candidate skipped the last Fox debate on January 28 because he said he was treated unfairly by Kelly. After Ted Cruz’s win in Iowa Monday, Trump admitted that perhaps skipping the debate cost him the votes.
The GOP candidate has not made a commitment to participate in the upcoming Fox debate, however.
At a press conference in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Trump said, “It’s a long ways away. We’ll see,” reported CNN Money.
Social media reaction was mixed.
@politico All delegates should close ranks and refuse to show if Kelly present. Fox should not be allowed to dictate to the people.
— Felix Fungleweed III (@Fungleweed1) February 4, 2016
@politico How about giving some other moderators a chance? Maybe some without obvious biases?
— Brenda (@Test42252529) February 4, 2016
The question should be:
Why is Fox Giving Megan Kelly another debate?
How about a chance to Bill O’Reilly or Greta Van Susteren?
— Alejandra (@hernandm2) February 4, 2016
@HeyTammyBruce good for Fox. If DT wants to skip the debate so be it! !!!
— Robert.Tripp (@RobertTripp12) February 5, 2016
@HeyTammyBruce Good deal. Ms. Kelly is the consummate professional.
— Stirring the Pot (@goroke_mi) February 5, 2016
Remember when it was a genius move for Trump to skip that FOX debate? Good times…
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) February 2, 2016