UPDATE 7:53 PM EST: Donald Trump has officially dropped out of Thursday's GOP debate.
The Associated Press took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that the Republican hopeful will NOT be at the event hosted by Megyn Kelly, writing:
Earlier on Tuesday, the 69-year-old used an Instagram video to explain why he was even contemplating backing out in the first place. Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
He also surveyed his Twitter followers about whether or not he should attend:
But it appears as though he made up his mind before his own poll even closed.
You know, for all his tough guy talk, Donald Trump sure is scared of women.
On Monday, the GOP presidential candidate threatened to drop out of an upcoming televised debate, simply because FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly is set to be moderating.
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The real estate mogul went on CNN late Monday night and wasn't exactly subtle with his dislike of Kelly after their feud late last year:
"I mean, I don't like her. She doesn't treat me fairly. I'm not a big fan of hers at all. I don't care. She was—she probably was—I might be the best thing that ever happened to her. I don't know, because who ever even heard of her before the last debate?"
And when it came to committing to attending the debate, well, Trump balked about it if Kelly were there, saying he wouldn't be '100 percent' sure he'd show up to have her moderate:
"I enjoy the debates. I have done well in the debates. Every single poll has said I have won every debate. But we are going to see what happens. If I think I'm going to be treated unfairly, I will do something else. You know, after the last debate, I went up 11 points in the poll. They're good for me, but I don't think she can treat me fairly, and I'm not a big fan of hers."
Hilariously, FOX fired right back late Monday night, releasing a statement about Trump's comments:
"Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he's president, is going to have to learn that he doesn't get to pick the journalists—we're very surprised he's willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly."
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We never thought we'd say this, but… we're actually with FOX News on this one!!!
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