Fox News host Megyn Kelly returned to her desk at the Kelly File on Monday night after a 10-day vacation, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump couldn’t help but immaturely troll the Republican presidential moderator.
Trump took to Twitter to call out Kelly as “off her game” , a “bimbo” and proposed she should take another vacation.
.@megynkelly must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game. Was afraid to confront Dr. Cornel West. No clue on immigration!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015
I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015
The Trump-Kelly feud erupted after Kelly questioned the joke candidate on his disrespectful name-calling of women during the first Republican presidential debate.
"You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs' and 'disgusting animals,'" Kelly said.
Trump smugly replied, "Only Rosie O'Donnell."
Following the debate, Trump made a slew of sexist statements regarding Kelly, and given last night’s rant, it seems the obnoxious tirade has yet to end.
Fox News Chief Roge Ailes issued a statement on Tuesday calling for Trump to apologize to Kelly for his insulting remarks.
"Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise," the statement reads. "I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults. Her questioning of Mr. Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer. Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should. We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now. All of our journalists will continue to report in the fair and balanced way that has made FOX News Channel the number one news network in the industry."
Trump was, of course, quick to respond to the statement with a message of his own:
“I totally disagree with the Fox statement,” Trump said. “I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as Fox deserves.”