Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that he would not be attending the last GOP debate on Monday in Utah, citing a prior commitment to speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference that day.
Trump made the news official during an appearance on "Fox and Friends," telling host Steve Doocy that he would not be there on Monday, and adding that "we've had enough debates."
"Mr. Trump, are you going to be at the Fox News debate on March 21st?" Doocy asked Trump.
"You know, I'll be honest, nobody even told me about it," Trump said. "Nobody told me about the debates, and as you saw, the last debate on CNN was the last debate. That was going to be it."
"I'm doing a major speech ... that night," Trump said, referring to the speech at AIPAC. "It was scheduled a while ago, and nobody told me there was going to be more debates."
"We've had enough debates ... How many times can the same people ask you the same question," Trump said. "I won't be there, no."
When asked by host Brian Kilmeade if he'd reconsider, the GOP front-runner said that he "can't" because he's committed to the speaking engagement.
This would be the second GOP debate Trump will have skipped. Previously, Trump famously bolted from the Fox News debate in Des Moines, Iowa just prior to the state's caucuses as he tied himself in a feud with the network.