Trump Digs In, Defends Tirades Against Megyn Kelly
Donald Trump is not apologizing or backing down from his negative comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.
At last week’s Republican debate, Kelly asked the leading GOP presidential candidate about his views on women, based on his past negative comments. Trump dismissed those comments saying they were only aimed at Rosie O’Donnell.
But since the debate, Trump has blasted Kelly, saying she was mean to him.
And he ignited a new controversy when he attacked Kelly during a CNN interview, saying, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her – wherever.”
Critics say Trump’s comment was a direct attack Kelly as a woman, and appeared to be implying that he thought she was hormonal.
Trump says he was referring to blood coming from Kelly’s nose, and not making any offensive remarks.
On ABC News “This Week,” Trump defended his comments saying, “She asked me a very nasty question. I have nothing against Megyn Kelly, but she asked me a very, very nasty question.”
But Trump’s tirades aren’t going over well with some Republicans. Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief at RedState.com, even decided to disinvite Trump from a weekend event.
CBN’s David Brody attended the event, and spoke with Erickson about that decision.
“Mr. Trump usually says, ‘These are my events and my podium so I can do these things.’ Well this is my event and my podium and I can do this,” Erickson said.
Erickson told Brody the reaction to his decision has confirmed to him that he did the right thing.
“I’m getting some really angry mail from some deeply unhinged people, which I think bolsters the point that I did the right thing, that the level of anger has reached the point where it’s neither controllable nor healthy. I’ve gotten emails from people referring to the president by the N-word, saying really derogative things about Megyn Kelly and myself,” he said.
It’s still not clear how Trump’s behavior will affect his poll numbers, but so far he’s the Republican frontrunner.
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