Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon said he does not plan on taking part in the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate after Fox News sent out a press release "written by a child" mocking the GOP candidate.
In the incident started with Trump not letting up with his criticism of Fox News' Megyn Kelly, standing firm in his position that she should not be a moderator for Thursday's Republican presidential primary debate because she, in his opinion, has it out for him.
The GOP presidential front-runner reiterated his point on Tuesday afternoon, posting a short video to social media along with a poll asking "Should I do the GOP Debate?"
"Megyn Kelly's really biased against me. She knows that. I know that. Everybody knows that," Trump said. "Do you really think she can be fair at a debate?"
Afterward, Fox News responded with this presumably hyperbolic statement: "We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president -; a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings."
Trump shot back on Twitter.
"Pathetic attempt by @foxnews to try and build up ratings for the #GOPDebate. Without me they'd have no ratings!" Trump wrote.
In a media conference shortly after the tweet was sent, Trump said he "probably won't be doing the debate."
Trump said Fox News crossed a line with it's previous statement.
"I said 'bye, bye," Trump said.
The billionaire businessman has repeatedly criticized the political commentator and host of The Kelly File following the first GOP primary debate in August when Kelly, with the initial question of the event, asked Trump about his previous sexist, degrading remarks toward women.
A spokeswoman for the Trump camp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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