Donald Trump continued his campaign-long tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on while the Florida primary concluded.
“Can’t watch Crazy Megyn anymore. Talks about me at 43% but never mentions that there are four people in race. With two people, big & over!”
(ht/t Business Insider)
Trump won Florida.
In an article in Breibart, reporter Michelle Fields explains how Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her by the arm and threw her towards the ground.
When [Trump] approached me, I asked him about his view on an aspect of affirmative action.
Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.
The event was corroborated by eye-witness and fellow journalist Ben Terris in his Washington Post article. Not surprising, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks claimed the accusation is “entirely false” and said:
As one of dozens of individuals present as Mr. Trump exited the press conference, I did not witness any encounter. In addition to our staff, which had no knowledge of said situation, not a single camera or reporter of more than 100 in attendance capture the alleged incident.
When asked about the incident directly, Donald Trump claimed Fields “made it up
.” Then, in a strange twist, the right-wing rage-factory breitbart.com, publicly threw their own reporter under the bus and published an article
“debunking” Fields’ claims, going so far to show video just before the incident occurring as evidence that nothing happened. What was most interesting was in the same day Politico published the audio recording of the event
Fields: “Mr. Trump, you went after the late Scalia for affirmative action, do you — are you still against affirmative action?”
Voice (allegedly Corey Lewandowski): “Excuse me, thank you.”
A few moments later (noise of the room can be heard)…
Terris: “You OK?”
Fields: “Holy sh*t.”
Terris: “Yea he just threw you.”
Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey?”
Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?”
Fields: “That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That’s insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”
Also this video showing Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbing reporter Michelle Fields by the arm.
“If I ever did that, I would be ridiculed all over the place. I won’t do it. I’m not going to imitate her,” Trump said during a rally in North Augusta, South Carolina. “She’s barking like a dog, and they’re saying ‘wonderful.'”
A single day after he had said he wouldn’t refer to Kelly as a “bimbo,” a term used to insult women, because doing so would “not be politically correct” Donald Trump tweeted the following:
Megyn Kelly is many things, “journalist”, political hack, cover-girl, but as critical we are of her a bimbo she is not. As a lawyer she’s argued cases in front of the United States Court of Appeals, wrote articles for the American Bar Association‘s journal, and (when convenient for her) knows her way around the Constitution.
Usually politicians have some time between they flip-flop to afford them a bit of a buffer. Apparently Trump couldn’t go 24 hours without reverting to his sexist ways.
TRUMP: What was that — was that a dog?
TRUMP: Uh oh, It’s Hillary!
TRUMP: Ahhh. Only in New Hampshire. First it was a screechy dog, then it was a very serious dog. Anyway, that’s alright. Take good care of your dog.
Donald Trump continues bashing Fox News host Megyn Kelly, calling her “overrated.”
Donald Trump tweeted CNN conservative reporter a “totally biased loser who doesn’t have a clue.”
Donald Trump risked accusations of unchivalrous behavior at the Republican presidential debate Tuesday, asking his fellow candidates why former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina kept “interrupting everybody.”
It all began when the real estate bigwig answered a question on foreign policy, saying he had a good personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes,” he said. “If Putin wants to go and knock the hell out of ISIS, I am all for it, 100%.”
Fiorina responded with a shot at the front runner’s foreign policy chops, saying she had also met the Russian leader, “not in a green room for a show, but in a private meeting.”
Apparently stung, Trump cut in as Fiorina competed with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for time on a foreign policy answer. “Why does she keep interrupting everybody?” he said, to nervous laughter and some boos from the audience.
Trump jumped into a fray that he wasn’t even a part of to make an observation that could be considered sexists and misogynist. Fiorina wasn’t the only one interrupting but yet he singled her out for criticism.
In a tweet Donald Trump again went after Megyn Kelly calling her a mean and bitter woman.