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Donald Trump Hosting Veterans Event Scheduled to Run the Same Night as GOP Debate

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Looks like Donald Trump is sticking to his word.

The presidential hopeful is scheduled to host a special event for veterans in Iowa on Thursday.

Trump announced on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be attending the upcoming GOP debate if he felt that he would be treated unfairly. Fox anchor, Megyn Kelly – who Trump has accused in the past of being biased toward him – will moderate the event.

“It’s not under negotiation,” the billionaire businessman’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said yesterday about Trump backing out of the debate. “We’ll have an event here in Iowa with potentially another network, to raise money for wounded warriors. And Fox will go from probably having 24 million viewers to about 2 million.”

Now, that fundraising event has come to fruition. On Wednesday, Trump’s campaign sent out invitations to the free event, which will be held at Drake University in Des Moines.

While he’s still moving forward with his own plans, Trump addressed his reasons, again, for not attending the debate, clarifying that it’s not all because of Kelly.

“It was the childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox that made me not do the debate, more so that lightweight reporter, @megynkelly,” Trump tweeted.