With Trump’s latest attack on Megyn Kelly and Fox News blackballing him, will this end up helping or hurting his support base?
Donald Trump has launched an astonishingly personal attack on Fox News host Megyn Kelly after she fired ‘unfair’ questions at him during a televised debate.
The Republican frontrunner said there ‘was blood coming out of her… wherever’ when she was grilling him on his history of insulting women.
The remark, in an interview with CNN, is the latest in a series of upsets in what Kelly termed the ‘war on women’, in which Trump has turned on female targets.
The intervention over Kelly also saw him booted off of the lineup at an influential meeting of conservative activists scheduled for Saturday, after the comments were widely interpreted as a reference to Kelly’s menstrual cycle.
When Lemon asked him to expand, he said: ‘I just don’t respect her as a journalist. I have no respect for her, I don’t think she’s very good. She’s highly overrated.
‘I got out there they start saying all this stuff… she gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever… you could see she was off-base.’
However, the disparaging remarks did irk some influential Republicans, including Eric Erickson, who runs the RedState political website.
Trump was due to appear at a special three-and-a-half-hour ‘tailgate’ towards the end of Erickson’s RedState gathering in Atlanta, Georgia – but was booted from the lineup close to midnight.
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