Donald Trump Responds To Accusations Of Sexism With Sexist Comment

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Donald Trump Responds To Accusations Of Sexism With Sexist Comment UNILAD SPpHE0RAP/Fox

Donald Trump’s latest outrageous comments were awful, even for him, as he launched an astonishing attack on a female journalist, suggesting she was tough on him because she was menstruating.

Trump, the business tycoon who is running for the Republican Party nomination for the U.S. presidency, shockingly said Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” when she co-hosted a televised debate.

Mr Trump was one of 10 Republican presidential candidates in the debate, which was watched by 24 million people.

During the debate, Ms Kelly challenged him on remarks he had made about women, which she called “the war on women”. So, naturally, Trump thought the best response to accusations of sexism was to be even more sexist.

Early on in the debate, Ms Kelly asked him why voters should elect a man who has called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals”.

Mr Trump joked that he only said that about TV personality Rosie O’Donnell before adding, “I don’t have time for total political correctness”, and later called Kelly’s line of questioning “unfair”.

Trump had been scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Saturday night at a conference in Atlanta organised by Red State, an influential conservative group. However, today, Red State chief Erick Erickson said he had rescinded Trump’s invitation because his comments on CNN had been “a bridge too far”.

In a statement, he said Mr Trump connected with many Republicans because he is outspoken but that “there are even lines blunt talkers should not cross”.

Erickson added:

It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal.

Mr Trump’s campaign responded by saying it was “another example of weakness through being politically correct”. Because of course they did.

Mr Trump, one of 17 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, is ahead of his rivals in several recent polls despite making a number of controversial remarks since launching his campaign.