Trump to skip Fox debate to speak at AIPAC

Republican front-runner Donald Trump announces that he will not participate in the upcoming Republican debate, because he will be making a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference instead.

“I’m doing a major speech in front of a very important group of people that night,” Trump says on “Fox & Friends.”

The pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC has not yet released its schedule of speakers for the upcoming policy conference, but has confirmed that Trump, along with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will address over 18,000 attendees expected there.

Fox News is the host of Monday’s debate, which will be moderated by television host Megyn Kelly, with whom Trump has enjoyed a testy relationship.

Trump already bowed out of one Fox-sponsored debate earlier in the season after he tussled with Kelly in a prior debate.

Without Trump, only two candidates, Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich, will take the stage at the upcoming debate in Utah.

— Rebecca Shimoni Stoil

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