Fox News responded to Donald Trump after his decision to boycott the last Republican debate on January 28.
A statement from the network said Donald Trump’s decision was “unprecedented” and accused him of “terrorizing” debate presenter Megin Kelly.
Donald Trump clashed with Megin Kelly during the Fox News debate in 2015 and demanded that she be removed from today’s panel.
The billionaire’s decision to retire was ridiculed by his Republican rivals.
The debate is the last before the first real test of the election campaign, the Iowa Accumulation on February 1, when state voters elect their presidential candidate.
“Surrendering to politicians’ ultimatums to moderate debates violates all journalistic standards as well as threats,” said in a statement on the Fox News network.
“We’re not sure how the city’s residents will feel when it moves away from them at the last minute, but it should be clear to the American public that this is rooted in one thing – Megin Kelly.”
He added: “We cannot succumb to terrorism against any of our employees.”
Megin Kelly accused Donald Trump of misogyny in the first debate in August 2015, and he responded the next day, accusing her of “going everywhere.” He denied referring to menstruation.
Donald Trump, who heads the Republican field, left the debate on January 28 after Fox issued a sarcastic statement that called into question his ability to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fox responded by accusing Donald Trump of “violently attacking” Meghan Kelly, threatening her and spending four days trying to remove her.
Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz mocked Donald Trump for his announcement.
Ted Cruz challenged Donald Trump to an individual debate and mocked him on Twitter using the hashtag #DuckingDonald.