Interview: Donald Trump No Apology On ‘Blood’ Remark Amid Backlash – Attacks GOP [Video]

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Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner Donald Trump was on CNN for an in-depth interview with Jake Tapper discussing his Megyn Kelly blood comment. Trump emphatically denies referring to Megyn Kelly’s period.

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CNN Eric Bradner reported that presidential candidate Donald Trump defended himself Sunday from the fierce backlash he’s received for criticizing Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly, insisting he said nothing wrong and that he values women.

“I cherish women,” the real estate mogul told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” adding that he did not mean to imply that Kelly asked him sharp questions during the debate because she was menstruating.

“Who would say that?” Trump said Sunday. “Do you think I’d make a statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about that.”

The extraordinary exchange with Tapper showed how quickly Trump has shifted from a frontrunner who seemingly defied the laws of politics to the public face of a campaign in turmoil.

Over the past 48 hours, Trump’s own party has piled on to slam his incendiary choice of words, attacking with a vigor not seen during previous controversies during his presidential bid. The backlash has been more intense than what Trump faced over his previous comments on Mexican immigrants and Sen. John McCain’s war-hero status. Several of his Republican presidential opponents and even far-right leaning conservatives have called his attack on Kelly offensive and said it was driven by gender.

He blamed his Republican presidential opponents for fanning the flames of controversy, and claimed he meant to refer to her “nose and/or ears” — not a woman’s period.

Trump attacked several of the Republicans who have criticized his remarks about Kelly.

He pointed to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s gaffe over women’s health funding last week, saying he “came out horribly” and that the comment about over-funding — which Bush said was meant to reference Planned Parenthood — “will go down to haunt him and be the same as Romney’s ‘47%.”

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  1. I am sorry but Fox News was not going to do a debate, this was a personal attack by fox to attack Trump. Erick Erickson has said Monkeys have more brains than women. Jeb Bush calls Trump a Clown, a Buffoon,and a A**hole. Megyn posts seductive pictures for GQ and then goes on Howard Stern for a very bold and sexual interview. Trump is at the top of the numbers and the msm and the GOP refuse to get it. We the people want Donald Trump, we dont want Jeb Bush, we want Trump, nobody but Trump. Sorry the media and the GOP need to wake up. Megyn Kelly is not as beloved as you would like to believe, start reading FB and see how beloved she is since she attacked Trump. There is now a pettition to remove Megyn Kelly from future debates and even one for her removal from Fox News. The American people are not going to allow the media and the GOP to tell us who to vote for anymore. We will go third party if we have to. IF we do, good bye to the GOP, it will be there downfall if they try to put anyone else in office but Trump.

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