Trump Will 'Probably' Be at FNC/Megyn Kelly Debate

"I think she’s not a professional."

Shortly after saying he might not appear for the GOP debate on Thursday evening, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he "probably" will participate.

The frontrunner was concerned about Fox News' Megyn Kelly moderating the debate.

“Well, I’m making a decision," the Republican candidate told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in a telephone interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday:

"I think she’s not a professional. I don’t think she’s a very talented person. I don’t think she is a good reporter. I think they could do a lot better than that. I love doing the debates. You know, I just do think they should get competent reporters. They shouldn’t use somebody like her. She’s not very good. She’s not very good at what she does, I will tell you that.”

When pressed about his attendance, Trump said, “Well you could probably make that assumption, but I’m thinking about it."

Trump had indicated that he might not make an appearance at the last debate before the Iowa caucuses because he thought he was treated unfairly by Kelly last year when she moderated the first GOP debate.

"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," a Fox News representative said in a statement following Trump's CNN interview.

Issues

People