What time is the next Republican presidential debate? Fox News cancels GOP primary debate
This is shocking for many people who were looking forward to the next Republican debate. Fox News has announced that it will not be holding the next GOP debate that was all set to be held this coming Monday.
The broadcaster made the announcement as the Republican front runner Donald Trump announced that he will not be attending the debate. This means not just Republican fans will not be able to find out more about the policies of the remaining three GOP presidential hopefuls, the broadcaster will also be left with the most watched program.
It must be kept in mind that the Republican debates have become the most watched programs on television, leaving behind even the popular shows on news and entertainment channels. Fox News announced Wednesday that the network has cancelled the Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Monday in Salt Lake City, after Donald Trump said he would not attend.
While making the announcement, Michael Clemente, executive vice president of news, said in a statement “On Feb. 20, the Republican National Committee announced that a GOP presidential primary debate would be held on March 21 in Salt Lake City. They offered that debate to Fox News Channel to host, provided there were enough candidates actively campaigning. This morning, Donald Trump announced he would not be participating in the debate. Shortly afterward, John Kasich’s campaign announced that without Trump at the debate, Kasich would not participate. Ted Cruz has expressed a willingness to debate Trump or Kasich — or both. But obviously, there needs to be more than one participant. So the Salt Lake City debate is cancelled.â€
Donald Trump who didnâ€™t appear in a Fox News debate a few weeks ago seems confident of bagging the Republican nomination after a set of victories in Tuesdayâ€™s primaries. Trump said he said he thinks the candidates have had â€œenough debates,â€ and he plans to make a speech that night instead. Following his announcement, Kasich too said he will not attend the debate without the front runner.