Trump will be absent from Megyn Kelly event on Fox

FILE-- Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, campaigns at the Charleston Arena Convention Center in North Charleston, S.C., Feb. 19, 2016. Suzanne Barakat, the sister of a Muslim student killed alongside his wife and sister-in-law last year in an attack in North Carolina, challenged Trump to meet with her after a speech at the rally Friday in which he spoke approvingly of killing Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in the blood of pigs. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
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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.