Donald Trump Says He'll Boycott Fox News Debate03:30
Download

Play
This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. (John Minchillo/AP)
This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. (John Minchillo/AP)
This article is more than 3 years old.

After changing the GOP debate terms with CNBC and demanding a $5 million charity donation from CNN, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s threats to boycott news network events came to head this week.

The Republican frontrunner decided not to participate in Thursday’s Fox News debate, after the network chose to keep anchor Megyn Kelly on the moderating stage, against Trump’s wishes.

The debate will be the final televised gathering of candidates before the Iowa caucuses on Monday, and it could be a key opportunity for the remaining contenders.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik about the possible consequences Trump’s choice could have on television ratings and poll numbers.

Guest

This segment aired on January 27, 2016.

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news