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Fox News Canceled Next Week's GOP Debate Because Trump Pulled Out

Trump says he "doesn't mind" debating, but also won't be debating.
March 16, 2016, 8:15pm
​ Donald Trump at Regent University in Virginia Beach on February 24. AP Photo/Steve Helber

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On Wednesday, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump told Fox News that he wouldn't be attending next week's Republican debate, which prompted John Kasich to pull out as well. Cruz could probably debate himself on stage, but Fox decided no one wanted to see that, so the debate is officially canceled.

Trump, who's giving a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) the same night as the debate, told Fox he thought the CNN debate in Miami was the last of the GOP debates, and no one let him know there would be another.

"I will say this. I think we've had enough debates. We've had eleven or twelve debates. I did really well on the last one. I think I've done well in all the debates," Trump told Fox & Friends. "How many times can the same people ask you the same question?… Nobody told me about it. And I won't be there, no."

Trump insisted that he "doesn't mind" debating, but the AIPAC speech is just more important.