Donald Trump continued to stoke his eight-month-long feud with Megyn Kelly on Saturday, calling the Fox News anchor “crazy” and “average in so many ways.”
Trump went after Kelly on Friday night, urging followers to “boycott” her show and calling her “sick” and “overrated.”
Trump is not one to mince words when it comes to Kelly. He previously came under fire after the first Republican debate when he said she had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” when referring to the way in which she was questioning him during the debate.
That line, which referenced the way Trump has spoken in derogatory ways about women, yielded an ongoing battle that Trump is still pushing on the trail, on television and on social media.
Fox News put out a statement Friday backing Kelly and calling Trump's comments “vitriolic attacks” against the prime-time anchor.
“His extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land,” the statement said. “Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults.”
Throughout the campaign, Trump has tweeted and retweeted multiple attacks on Kelly, including one that called her a “bimbo,” though Trump pushed back on that as “different” because it was a retweet and not his own content.
The concept of the retweet has been a near constant defense for the candidate throughout his campaign.
After a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, during which he used the word “p---y," Trump defended himself by saying that repeating what a woman in the crowd had said was “like a retweet.”