Fox News will host a Republican Town Hall on Wednesday and a live stream of the event will be available — but will Donald Trump be there? Four of the remaining five Republican presidential candidates have committed to appear with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with whom Trump has been feuding since she subjected him to blunt questioning about his derogatory language toward women at a Fox News debate back in October.
But Trump has reportedly declined to appear — denying that his ongoing clash with Kelly has anything to do with his decision to skip the Town Hall, at which the candidates will appear separately in stage in Houston, Texas, rather than face each other head-to-head as they will in a full-scale debate there on the following night.
Watch the Fox News Republican Town Hall live stream in the video below, or continue reading for more streaming links.
Thursday’s debate will be sponsored by CNN and as a result, Megyn Kelly will not be involved and Donald Trump is expected to take part.
Trump claimed that a scheduling conflict prevented him from facing Kelly one-on-one in the Fox News Town Hall, as explained in this video report, below.
Texas is the biggest prize of the 11 Super Tuesday states holding primary elections or caucuses on March 1 with 155 Republican delegates available — and it is also the one state on Super Tuesday that the 69-year-old Donald Trump appears likely to lose.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz holds a solid lead in his home state, up by eight percentage points over Trump according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released Tuesday. None of the other three candidates are in the running to win the state, according to the poll.
Trump skipped a Fox News Republican debate in January held prior to the Iowa caucuses, and he subsequently finished second to Cruz there. But with a Texas debate coming up just one day after the Fox News Town Hall, his absence on Wednesday appears less likely to cost him with Texas voters, who already appear firmly in Cruz’s camp anyway.
To find out how to watch the Fox News Republican Town Hall via live online stream, see the links in the final paragraph of this article. The event is scheduled to go live at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, 6 p.m. Pacific, on Wednesday, February 23. The Town Hall is scheduled for a two-hour time slot, and will be presented as a special edition of Megyn Kelly’s regular nightly program, The Kelly File.
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Cruz, as well as retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will appear live on stage face-to-face with Kelly and a selected audience of Texas Republican voters. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich will appear by remote satellite link as they campaign in other Super Tuesday states.
Kelly herself appeared to strike a conciliatory tone toward Donald Trump and his second straight refusal to appear at a Fox News event hosted by the 45-year-old star of the network’s prime-time lineup.
Trump’s team is correct-we only scheduled this last-minute. They were very polite & we’re happy we’ll see him in MI. https://t.co/zkp4l4ghrf
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 23, 2016
Trump has reportedly committed to appearing in the next Fox News Republican debate, March 3 in Detroit, Michigan, where he will be forced to deal with Kelly after all.
Following his exchange with Kelly in October, Donald Trump later appeared to accuse Kelly of attacking him because she was in a bad mood due to her menstrual cycle. While Trump drew widespread condemnation for those comments, they appeared to have no effect on his performance in the polls.
Trump later appeared on rival network CNN to explain, though not apologize for his comments regarding Kelly, as seen in the video below.
Fox News will offer viewers a live stream of the Republican Town Hall in Houston on Wednesday. Cable TV subscribers with login credentials can access the 24-hour Fox News live stream at this link. An alternative live stream can be accessed at this link.
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