Donald Trump: I Was NOT Talking About Megyn Kelly’s Period “Blood,” “Only A Deviant” Would Think That — STATEMENT
Donald Trump is backtracking after he made what many interpreted as a period comment about Megyn Kelly.
As Gossip Cop reported, Trump and Kelly sparred during Thursday’s GOP debate, which was held by Fox News. Kelly was one of the moderators, and early on in the two-hour proceedings, she asked Trump about his history of saying disparaging comments about women. Trump has been ripping Kelly for going after him, but he took the feud to a new level on Friday night.
During a phone-in to CNN, in which he was being interviewed with Don Lemon, Trump said of the exchange, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” The comment was taken by most people as misogynist remark intended to imply that Kelly was bitchy because she was hormonal due to her period.
Trump attempted clarify via Twitter Saturday morning, writing, “Re Megyn Kelly quote: ‘you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever’ (NOSE). Just got on w/thought.” He also complained, “So many ‘politically correct’ fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!”
Following the tweets, Trump’s campaign also released a statement trying to shame others for associating “blood” with “period,” when he supposedly meant “nose.” “Only a deviant would think anything else,” said the message, which also gloated about how Trump “made Megyn Kelly look really bad — she was a mess with her anger.”
The controversy has gotten Trump disinvited from a conservative summit being held with other Republican candidates on Saturday, and the campaign statement bashes organizer Erick Erickson for the move, while claiming it’s actually a victory for Trump. The mogul was to be the event’s keynote speaker, and Erickson has now invited Kelly in his place. See the full statement from Trump’s campaign below, and tell us what you think.