Trump: I Think Megyn Kelly Behaved Very Badly

August 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he thought Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly "behaved very badly" during Thursday night's GOP debate, appearing particularly irked that she brought up his previous insulting remarks about women.

"I thought their questions to me were much tougher than to other people, and maybe I expect that, but I really enjoyed the evening," Trump said. "The questions to me were far tougher, and that I supposedly, according to what everyone is telling me, and the call-ins and everything, I won. But the questions to me were not nice. I didn't think they were appropriate. And I thought Megyn behaved very badly, personally."

"The question about women, you didn't like that?" a reporter asked.

"No, I thought it was an unfair question," Trump said. "They didn't ask those questions of anybody else, and I thought it was an unfair question. But you know what? The answers were good obviously, because everyone thinks I won."

Trump and Kelly's showdown over his previous remarks about women was one of the debate's most memorable moments:

"One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Your Twitter account –" Kelly said, before Trump interrupted.

"Only Rosie O’Donnell," Trump said, bringing the house down at the Cleveland debate.

Kelly blanched as the audience roared with laughter. Trump and O’Donnell have a rather tense history.

Trump also fired off a series of angry tweets about Kelly after the debate.