Fox News chairman Roger Ailes may want to smooth things over with Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to give in to all of Trump’s demands. On Monday’s Morning Joe, Trump refused to apologize for saying Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” during Thursday night’s debate. “She should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth,” Trump said.
Tonight Kelly opened her show by briefly explaining why that won’t be happening. “Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question I asked [about his comments on women] was unfair and felt I was attacking him,” she said. “I felt he was asked a tough but fair question. We agree to disagree.” Kelly added, “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism, so I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor.”
While Trump had reportedly declared he’d never appear on Fox News again, he tweeted that Ailes has assured him he’ll be treated fairly, and he’s now scheduled to appear on Fox & Friends and Hannity on Tuesday. But on Monday night, Trump went out of his way to mock the network’s programming, and finally gave Rand Paul the fight he’s been looking for. Here’s everything he tweeted while watching Eric Bolling interview the senator while filling in on The O’Reilly Factor:
Hillary Clinton also weighed in on the Trump-Kelly feud, saying of the allegedly menstruation-related remark, “While what Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous, what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous.” In her original debate question, Kelly predicted that Hillary Clinton would use Trump’s remarks about women to allege that the GOP is waging a “war on women,” so now everything has come full circle.