Megyn Kelly (Credit: Fox News)

GOP debate: Donald Trump attacks Megyn Kelly for question about his history of sexist comments

"The big problem with this country is political correctness," he said, "what I say is fun, it's kidding"


Scott Eric Kaufman
August 7, 2015 7:42AM (UTC)

Donald Trump lit into Megyn Kelly after the Fox News host asked a question about his treatment of women.

"One of the things people love about you is that you speak your mind, don't use a politician's filter," Kelly said. "But that has its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You call women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs,' and 'disgusting animals.'"

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"Only Rosie O'Donnell," Trump quipped.

"No, it wasn't," Kelly replied. "It was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell. You once told a contestant on 'The Celebrity Apprentice' that it 'would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.' Does that sound to you like the temperament of someone we should elect as president," and "how would you answer the question from Hillary Clinton...that you are part of the war on women?"

Trump replied that "the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, I don't have time for total political correctness." He said "what I say is fun, it's kidding, we have a good time."

"Honestly, Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, even though I don't have to be given the way you treat me, but I wouldn't do that."


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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