The burning question of whether Donald Trump would attend Thursday night’s Fox News/Google debate, moderated in part by Fox News host Megyn Kelly, was settled by his campaign manager, who confirmed that Trump would “definitely not” be participating.

Kelly, on the other hand, confirmed that she would be at the debate as a moderator, kicking off Tuesday night’s “Kelly File” with a recap of the day’s back-and-forth between Trump and Fox News. She also at one point topped Twitter’s list of trending topics and has hovered there ever since.

And so the debate escalates on Twitter: is Trump afraid to face Kelly, or is she the next Candy Crowley and truly biased against him?

https://twitter.com/rviet82/status/692170692482174976

Trump has promised to hold his own event which will benefit veterans. A smart move?

https://twitter.com/AngelVRose/status/692170694440964097