When Donald Trump took part in the first GOP debate in August 2015, he didn’t expect to be asked such tough questions. The Donald thought he was the GOAT, and had no idea they intended to eat him. Moderator Megyn Kelly didn’t hold back when pressing the candidate about past misogynistic remarks, such as referring to women as “fat” or “pigs”, and continued her questioning by providing other examples after he joked, “only Rosie O’Donnell!” (Phillips, 2015) The Trump-Kelly feud began.
The fearless Trump began bullying Kelly on Twitter. He must have watched her show to get some ammunition. On August 24, 2015, Trump tweeted, “I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!” A few minutes later Trump followed up with, “@mstanish53: @realDonaldTrump @megynkelly The bimbo back in town. I hope not for long.” Several months have passed, but Trump hasn’t overcome his issues with Megyn Kelly. On January 27, Trump tweeted, “I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!” By the following day, he’d already forgotten his pledge to stay politically correct. On January 28, Trump tweeted a picture of Megyn Kelly along with “@gene70: @FireFlyFury @megynkelly @realDonaldTrump And this is the bimbo that's asking presidential questions?” Trump’s feud with Megyn Kelly has been mostly one-sided.
Megyn Kelly mentioned in an interview with “Charlie Rose” last October that neither her nor FOX News wanted “a war with Donald Trump.” (Kreps, 2015) January 28, she moderated another debate. Kelly made mention of the missing Trump then cast him aside and went after the other candidates.
Kelly told Time magazine that prior to the Donald running for president, he use to send her press clippings about herself, and sign them “Donald Trump.” The reason why became clear after she learned he was running for president. (Rhodan, 2016) The two are no longer pals, and haven’t been since she moderated the GOP debate last August. In this case the goat took himself out of the tiger’s pen. He would rather lose Iowa than answer the tough questions ask by FOX news. His no show may have been his smartest move yet, as he leads the Iowa polls for Republican nominee. Hopefully he doesn’t face any tough situations if he gains the presidency, can’t boycott the world.
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Phillips, A. (2015, 08 06). Retrieved 01 31, 2016, from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/06/heres-proof-that-donald-trump-is-a-better-politician-than-you-think/?tid=a_inl
Rhodan, M. (2016, 01 04). Megyn Kelly Says Donald Trump Tried to Win Her Over. Retrieved 01 31, 2016, from TIME: http://time.com/4166439/megyn-kelly-donald-trump-woo/
Sanders, S. (2016, 01 29). #MemeOfTheWeek: Megyn Kelly's Body Politic. Retrieved 01 31, 2016, from NPR: http://www.npr.org/2016/01/29/464719435/-memeoftheweek-megyn-kellys-body-politic