Fox_News_Channel_logoUPDATE, 11:22 AM: Fox News Channel today has kicked back in the latest dust-up between Donald Trump and the Roger Ailes-run cable news network. Calling Trump’s attacks on the likes of Megyn Kelly and The O’Reilly Factor “stale and tiresome,” an FNC spokesperson says that the candidate’s decision to no longer appear on the network was a knee-jerk reaction to being dropped from Bill O’Reilly’s show today. Trump “doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country,” FNC says. Trump is giving a speech in South Carolina right now, so we’ll have to wait for his last Twitter response to Fox’s words.

In the meantime, here’s the full statement from Fox News: “At 11:45am today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his ‘boycott’ of Fox News. The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about. When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

PREVIOUS, 10:20 AM: Most Republican Presidential candidates want as much face time on Fox News Channel as they can get – not Donald Trump, at least not today. Once again, the former Celebrity Apprentice host is taking his big ratings ball away from the Roger Ailes-run news network. However, as revealed on Twitter today, he’s all about The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after visiting the CBS late-nighter on Tuesday.

You might recall the usually FNC-friendly Trump had a previous dust-up with the channel after the first ratings record-breaking GOP presidential debate and some hard questions from Megyn Kelly. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — wherever,” Trump told CNN in strongly interpreted implication remarks after the August 6 event. After criticizing the way he was questioned and treated by Kelly at the debate,  Trump was blasted by Ailes for his “surprise and unprovoked attack” on the FNC host. Even though Ailes called Trump’s remarks “unacceptable” and “disturbing,” the two reached a détente over the matter. Looks like the cable Cold War is back on – and Kelly is getting dumped on by Trump again.