Republican frontrunner Donald Trump released details Wednesday afternoon about the special event he is holding in Iowa on Thursday.
Instead of attending the Fox News Republican debate, Trump's campaign announced he will host a benefit for veterans organizations at the 775-seat Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University in Des Moines. His event will start at 8 p.m. CT — the same time as the prime-time debate. Tickets are free, and the campaign did not clarify how the event will raise funds for veterans groups, or which organizations are set to benefit.
Trump announced Tuesday he would not attend the Fox News debate because he thinks moderator Megyn Kelly is "biased." On Twitter Wednesday, he further elaborated on his decision, tweeting it was actually the "childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox that made me not do the debate, more so than lightweight reporter @megynkelly." Catherine Garcia