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Megyn Kelly vs. Donald Trump: She's Staying as Debate Host

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By    |   Monday, 25 Jan 2016 07:20 AM

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will remain host of Thursday night's seventh Republican primary debate, despite Donald Trump's insistence she step down.

"Based on @MegynKelly's conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate," Trump tweeted on Saturday.

A Fox representative responded to Trump's allegation and demand the same day.

"Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him," said the rep, according to The New York Times.

Katrina Pierson, a Trump spokeswoman, discussed the matter further on Sunday.

"There’s no love lost between Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump after that first debate; that's been a very publicized disagreement there," Pierson told CNN, according to Politico.

"But, I think it's going to be fine."

Pierson was alluding to a question posed by Kelly at the first GOP debate in August.

There, Kelly asked Trump about his history of calling women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals." Trump responded that he only used that language about Rosie O'Donnell, earning laughs from the audience.

The question clearly got under Trump's skin, however, as over the course of the next few months he staged various attacks against her.

He even got in trouble when he said "you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever," which many took as an allusion to menstruation.

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