Current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has announced, via his campaign manager, that he will not be attending this Thursday's debate hosted by Fox News and Google. This is likely in protest of Megyn Kelly's role as moderator and host.
BREAKING: Donald Trump's campaign manager says Trump "will not be participating" in GOP debate Thursday.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 27, 2016
Per the Washington Post, Trump will be having "something else" in Iowa during the debate.
"I probably won't be doing the debate. I'm going to have something else in Iowa," he said during a press conference in a high school workout room on Tuesday afternoon.
After the press conference, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to The Washington Post that Trump would "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News debate.
“He’s definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Lewandowski said. "His word is his bond."
He said Trump would remain in Iowa as planned and would instead host an event in the state to raise money for wounded warriors and other veterans groups.
I think this tweet sums the matter up nicely:
Fox's full statement:
This story has been updated.