Donald Trump blames political correctness for backlash over calling women 'fat pigs'
Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly challenges Trump about insults directed at women
Fox News host and Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly took U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to task on Thursday for making disparaging comments about women in the past, and The Donald's response was less than apologetic.
"You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals," Kelly said. She went on to say Trump once said he wanted to see a Celebrity Apprentice contestant on her knees.
Trump responded that America is too politically correct and the country doesn't have time for it.
"And honestly, Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me," he said.
Trump takes jab at Rosie O'Donnell
Trump also said he didn't call all women names, "Only Rosie O'Donnell."
O'Donnell then tweeted, "Try explaining that 2 ur kids."
try explaining that 2 ur kids—@Rosie
Twitter noticed the heated exchange.
Megyn Kelly looks like she 's stuck at a big family gathering where someone says they agree with Donald Trump during the salad course.—@funnydanny
Donald Trump not holding back with a brash response to <a href="https://twitter.com/megynkelly">@megynkelly</a>. Political correctness not part of his gameplan. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Republicandebate?src=hash">#Republicandebate</a>—@PhilipTortora
I want to see Megyn kelly and Donald trump to get in the pit rn—@Marximillion_
Many responded with a virtual pat on the back to Kelly for her line of questioning.
Megyn Kelly at Donald Trump right now: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOPDebate?src=hash">#GOPDebate</a> <a href="http://t.co/PuEKDGmQfi">pic.twitter.com/PuEKDGmQfi</a>—@thedragonworm
Donald Trump going after Megyn Kelly is bound to end badly.—@mviser
Donald Trump should know better than to be flip with Megyn Kelly when it comes to gender issues. I'll put my money on her in this fight.—@MoElleithee
While Kelly's fierce personal questioning was applauded by many, some thought sticking to straight political issues was a more meaningful place to start.
Boom. Megyn Kelly's going after Donald Trump. Dangerous. Will not work. Emphasize his liberal views, not his impolite behavior—@MichaelvdGalien
Ask donald trump to explain in detail how a bill becomes a law? 😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/BretBaier">@BretBaier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/megynkelly">@megynkelly</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FoxNews">@FoxNews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOPDebate?src=hash">#GOPDebate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DebateQuestionsWeWantToHear?src=hash">#DebateQuestionsWeWantToHear</a>—@ForQ2
GO TRUMP! MegynKelly is pathetic in her attempts 2 put down Donald Trump...—@Patriotancestry