Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is hosting a campaign forum Wednesday with the remaining Republican presidential candidates, but it won’t include familiar foil Donald Trump.
Fox and Kelly said Trump’s absence wasn’t due to their ongoing feud. Instead, it was because of scheduling issues in getting to an event that was quickly put together.
Remaining candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson will appear at the two-hour ‘‘voter summit’’ in Houston. John Kasich and Marco Rubio will appear via satellite.
With Trump the clear front-runner, the other candidates can use the exposure on the network popular with GOP voters.
Fox said it expects Trump to appear at its next formal debate, scheduled for March 3. Trump was not at Fox’s debate before the Iowa caucuses, citing his dissatisfaction with Kelly, one of the moderators.