Fox News is not bowing to Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump aide: 'Hillary is the one who’s got a gender gap' Trump aide: Picking a woman or minority as VP would be 'pandering' Trump adviser: He will 'soften' on Muslim ban MORE’s calls to remove Megyn Kelly as host of the next GOP debate.
Trump tweeted Saturday that the Fox News host “should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate” because of a “conflict of interest.”
Based on @MegynKelly's conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2016
Fox responded to the calls for Kelly’s removal hours later in a statement provided to The Hill.
Trump has continually attacked Kelly since early August, when the two clashed during a Fox News debate after Trump accused Kelly of asking unfair questions.
Fox hosts the next GOP debate Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa, just days before the Iowa caucuses.
--Updated at 7:54 p.m.