Report: Donald Trump to Roger Ailes, ‘Megyn Kelly Should Recuse Herself’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump reportedly said that he spoke with Fox News’s Roger Ailes and that Megyn Kelly should “recuse herself” as a moderator for the upcoming GOP primary debate hosted by Fox News in Iowa on Thursday.

“.‪@realDonaldTrump said in interview that he just talked w/ Roger Ailes & ‪@megynkelly should recuse herself from upcoming ‪@FoxNews debate,” The Boston Globe’s James Pindell posted on Twitter.

Pindell added, “.‪@realDonaldTrump said he isn’t telling ‪@megynkelly to recuse herself because he is angry, just being professional.”

The real estate mogul previously posted on social media that Kelly shouldn’t be a moderator because of a conflict of interest.

A Fox News spokesperson then responded to Trump’s post on Twitter: “Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him.”