As we told you earlier, GOP front-runner Donald Trump backed out of his planned appearance at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC conference in Maryland on Saturday…

…and now we might know why. ACU chairman Matt Schlapp insinuated on Fox Business Network that it was because Trump would have to answer questions from the conservatives in attendance:

Update 7:08. Politco adds more to story:

Update 9:43. More from Megyn Kelly:

And here’s Trump’s booth … sad!

Exit question: Does Newt still support Trump skipping the event if this is really the reason?

Editor’s note: This post has been updated.