Donald Trump's Latest Attack on Megyn Kelly is Absurd

August 25th 2015

Mike Vainisi

Donald Trump took off after Fox News host Megyn Kelly, greeting her return to television with a series of tweets and retweets in which he indirectly called Kelly a "bimbo" who "looks like Nancy Grace."

Trump also said that Kelly's show was not "fair and balanced" and that she was "afraid to confront Cornel West on immigration."

Fox News President Roger Ailes weighed in, saying that Trump's attack on Kelly was "unacceptable" and "disturbing" and that Trump should apologize.

"Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise," Ailes said in the statement.

Trump and Kelly have a history. At the first presidential debate earlier this month, Kelly, who was one of the moderators, interrogated Trump about his past history of demeaning language towards women. Kelly quoted Trump's history of calling women "fat pigs," "disgusting animals," and "dogs." Trump's response was that he had only said those things about Rosie O'Donnell, whom he called a "disgusting" and "bad person" during an interview in 2006. To that, Kelly pointed out that it was not just Rosie. She was likely referencing Trump's testimony from a deposition from a series lawsuits that began in 2007. During the deposition, the opposing attorney asked for a medical break because she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, the New York Times reported. When Trump and his lawyers objected, she pulled out the breast pump to show she was not making it up. Trump "erupted," according to the Times. “You’re disgusting,” he told the lawyer.

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After the debate, the feud between Kelly and Trump escalated a few days later when Trump seemed to reference Kelly's menstruation when discussing why the host was tough on him. Trump denied that he was making that reference:


Kelly has been away on vacation for the last few weeks since the debate, a hiatus that the network says has nothing to do with the Trump incident.

"If you can't get past me, how [are] you going to handle Vladimir Putin?" Kelly asked on the Fox show "Media Buzz" with Howard Kurtz after the debate.