A decision by Fox News to bring anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace back for the next Republican presidential primary debate is expected to flame the feud between leading GOP contender Donald Trump and Kelly.
The next debate will be the first time the two have faced each other since the first GOP presidential debate.
The announcement, made Monday, stated the trio will moderate a scheduled debate on Thursday, Jan. 28, from Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will be two hours and will set the stage for the Iowa caucuses. The announcement didn’t mention an undercard debate, as all of the Republican debates have featured this year. The prime-time debate will begin at 9 p.m.
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The last debate the three moderated was deemed one of the most successful events ever produced by Fox. The debate hosted by Baier, Kelly and Wallace grabbed the attention of 24 million viewers. That is the highest viewership of any debate, either Republican or Democratic, held this year.
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Part of the debate aftermath included Trump lambasting Kelly on his Twitter feed. Kelly asked several questioned deemed “eligibility” questions regarding his views of women and past statements Trump made regarding particular women. Trump called the line of questioning unfair. Kelly said she would not apologize for asking tough questions.
Trump has already made moves to reignite the feud. He tweeted Kelly just before he stepped onto the debate stage earlier this week.
Kelly has not responded.
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