What Trump Did Takes His War With Megyn Kelly To A Whole New Level

by Randy DeSoto, Western Journalism

Billionaire candidate Donald Trump has not been reticent to let the world know how he feels about the way Megyn Kelly and the Fox News team treated him during Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate.

Trump tweeted Thursday: “I really enjoyed the debate tonight even though the @FoxNews trio, especially @megynkelly, was not very good or professional!”

He singled Kelly out for further attention tweeting:

Donald Trump Twitter - Megyn Kelly

He told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Friday: “The questions of me were much, much more difficult and poignant [pointed] and really unfair” compared to the other candidates.

Trump did seem to receive more than his fair share of tough questions, though most of the other candidates had to field pointed ones — including Bush (support for Common Core, Iraq War), Walker (whether he supports the ‘life of the mother’ exception regarding abortion), Rubio (inexperience), Carson (past lack of knowledge regarding some foreign policy matters), Cruz (divisiveness with the Republican Party), and Kasich (expanding Medicaid)…

Kelly’s controversial question to Trump began: “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals.’”

“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump interjected, which certainly ranked in the top three laugh lines of the evening (with Ben Carson’s and Mike Huckabee’s closing statements being the other two).

“No it wasn’t — for the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell,” Kelly told Trump. “Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? And how will you answer the charge when Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women.”

“The big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump replied. “Frankly what I say, and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time, what I say is what I say, and honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry, I’ve been very nice to you although I could probably not be based on the way you have treated me.”

On GMA Friday morning, Trump told Stephanopoulos: “We’re going to look at that very carefully but I don’t recognize those words. She came up with words that I didn’t recognize. so we’ll see what happens. We’re going to take a very serious look at it.”

He put an exclamation mark on his feelings concerning the matter by tweeting others’ thoughts on Friday morning:

Moderator Bret Baier posed the other question that Trump was not pleased with, asking, by a show of hands, whether any candidate could not pledge to support the Republican nominee if that person were someone else. Trump was the only candidate to raise his hand. He retweeted on Friday:

He told Sean Hannity Thursday night after the debate that leaving the issue open gives him “leverage” to help ensure the GOP establishment treats him fairly during the race. The businessman sees no advantage in giving it up at this time.

Trump clarified his views on the subject this morning on GMA. “You know, I’ve been treated very nicely but if I’m treated with respect [by the GOP leadership], which I should be, and if I like the person running, I’m not running as an independent.”

I want to run as a Republican. I think everyone knows that. I think the RNC [Republican National Committee] knows that and that’s what I’m looking to do and that’s certainly the best chance of winning.

Trump handily won a Drudge Report online poll following the debate, taking 38 percent of the vote. The closest rival was Ted Cruz with 15 percent.

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