“Atlanta, Georgia – Donald Trump’s feud with Megyn Kelly escalated Friday night when he said the Fox News host had “blood coming out of her wherever” at this week’s Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him. During Thursday’s presidential debate, Kelly pressed Trump about misogynistic, sexist comments he made in the past, such as calling some women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”
“Trump slammed Kelly, saying her questions were “ridiculous” and “off-base.” “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday night. “Blood coming out of her wherever.” But the comment crossed the line, RedState.com editor Erick Erickson said Friday night. He disinvited Trump from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta. Trump was scheduled to give the keynote speech Saturday night.
“I’m honestly starting to get tired from explaining to people that it was nothing personal,” Trump told Newslo Saturday morning. “She was all up in my case and I can understand being harsh with questions, real reporters invented that and that’s perfectly fine. But there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to asking questions to people, and especially when it comes to asking questions to potential future president(s) of the greatest country in the world. She crossed that line and got what she deserved.”
“But don’t you feel you were also very harsh, too much even, by making such a comment?” Newslo’s reporter inquired the real-estate-mogul-turned-Republican. “Absolutely not,” he replied. “I just gave her a taste of her own medicine. It’s not my fault she couldn’t handle it.”
Trump also added: “Look, I’ve said it a thousand times by now and I’ll say it again: it was really nothing personal. As a matter of fact, I actually like woman who bleed, whether it’s caused by nature or some other factor. One could even say it’s kind of my thing. But, if you’re asking me whether I regret saying that, than my answer is no. I stand by what I say, always. That’s also my thing.”