Trump made the remark in an interview with CNN about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly, who repeatedly quizzed Trump about past crude comments about women during Thursday night’s debate.
Either way, many of these experts also cautioned not to underestimate the Latino voter’s ability to separate what “The Donald” says from what his challengers in both parties are saying.
“I thought it was an unfair question”, he said.
“She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions, and you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes”. But, she added, “If he did something wrong, he should be allowed to come and answer for it in person”.
The conservative forum went on without him Saturday, but Trump remained the dominant topic as leading Republicans, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, swept into Atlanta to woo activists convened by RedSate blog editor Erick Erickson.
“I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency”, he wrote. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues.
Trump took to Twitter to air his frustrations with what he felt was “unprofessional” behavior on Kelly’s part.
“Decency is one of those lines”.
Erickson said on Twitter that Trump’s statement during a CNN interview that “blood was coming from [Kelly’s] wherever” was “a bridge too far”.
Fiorina – the only woman seeking the GOP’s nomination for president – previously discussed Trump’s comments about women Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day”. “But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal”.
“I’m hoping that Mr. Trump, because he does speak off the cuff, because he doesn’t ascribe to political correctness, was speaking in a way that wasn’t fully thought out”, Spicer said.
At the least, the latest flare-up underscores the potential challenges Trump poses for his rivals as they struggle to react to him without deviating from their own message or alienating the conservatives who are enamored with his insurgent, unconventional bid.
A statement from the Trump campaign widely cited by US media insisted that Trump was referring to Kelly’s nose, and that “only a deviant would think anything else”.
Fox News moderator Kelly asked Trump about his use of such language and whether it reflected the “temperament of a man we should elect as president”.
The billionaire businessman lashed out against Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for her questions during the campaign’s first debate.
Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz said he didn’t want to join in, but he added, “we’re not going to defeat the Washington Cartel by obsessing over the politics of personality”.
Still more attendees said they are not necessarily Trump supporters but want other candidates and party leaders to take heed of his rise.
When doing so, he has repeatedly targeted women and their physical appearance.
“Only Rosie O’Donnell“, Trump said, cutting Kelly’s question off mid-sentence. “She talks like a truck driver”, he said in 2006 during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I got you the highest debate ratings in your history & you say nothing but bad”, Trump tweeted to his 3.5 million followers.
Fast-food fans had Donald Trump to thank for free tacos thanks to a special debate night promotion.
“So many “politically correct” fools in our country”.
“I’m running for president”, Huckabee said.