Trump may boycott 2020 debates after DNC snubs Fox News

BYLINE: Rob Smith

President Trump has threatened to skip the 2020 presidential debates. 

His tweet on the matter comes as DNC chair Tom Perez announced that Democrats will not allow Fox News to host any of their party’s 2020 debates, referring to a New Yorker article detailing what Perez called an ‘inappropriate relationship’ between Fox News and the Trump Administration.

Trump responded on Twitter, saying, "Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!"

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Fox News anchor Brett Baier also responded to the news, saying quote, "That’s really a shame. When it comes to fairness - our news product speaks for itself. We will continue to cover this 2020 race fairly & will continue to invite Democrats- Republicans & Independents on to talk about key issues & substance with our very large viewing audience."

Fox News is among multiple networks that has given proposals to the DNC in hopes of hosting Democratic presidential debates. Currently, only two networks have been given the green light. NBC News will host the first debate, and CNN will host the second.

The field of Democratic contenders for 2020 already includes Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren and just announced, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

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