“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever,” the GOP frontrunner told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday night, referring to his back-and-forth with Kelly, a moderator of Thursday’s debate.
Wow. Trump about Megyn Kelly on CNN. “She had blood coming out of her eyes. Or blood coming out of somewhere else.”
— Maer Roshan (@MaerRoshan)
August 8, 2015
Trump unleashed his blood comment after Lemon asked, “What is it with you and Megyn Kelly?”
Trump, who called in to CNN, labelled Kelly a “lightweight” and unprofessional, telling Lemon, “I can’t believe you’re not beating [Megyn Kelly] in the ratings. You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Trump pronounced himself the victor of the debate, citing a poll by the Drudge Report and articles headlining his name on the front pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post. “What’s better than Drudge?” he asked.
Kelly went toe-to-toe with the brash candidate during Thursday’s main event, challenging Trump on his statements about women and his political creed. “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals,'” Kelly charged.
Trump claimed “only Rosie O’Donnell,” had been the target of his words, and said people were too politically correct these days.
Kelly kept the heat on, which Trump later called “unfair.”
“I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me,” he said during the debate.
In a series of late-night tweets following the debate, Trump went after Kelly again, promoting a message that called her a “bimbo,” and saying she was the biggest loser in the debate.
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that Trump retweeted another user that called Kelly a “bimbo,” and had not apparently created the tweet himself.
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