Trump Clarifies His 'Bloody' Megyn Kelly Comment
'Only a deviant would think' he meant any place but her nose, he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2015 12:31 PM CDT
Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Donald Trump is getting hammered over his latest Megyn Kelly slam, but he now insists it's not as bad as everyone thinks. What Trump said: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." In a tweet and statement, Trump says the "wherever" refers to her nose, with the statement adding that "only a deviant would think anything else," reports Mediaite. Meanwhile, Politico points out that Kelly has a large following on Fox News, and it rounds up some of the backlash brewing against Trump, including shots from his fellow candidates:

  • Carly Fiorina: “Mr. Trump. There. Is. No. Excuse. ... I stand with @megynkelly.”
  • John Kasich: “Everyone deserves respect and dignity, whether they agree with you or not. You don’t tear people down just because they disagree with you or stand up to you or question you."
  • Scott Walker: "There's no excuse for Trump's comments."
  • Lindsey Graham: “I applaud Erik [sic] Erickson for doing the right thing when he disinvited Donald Trump from a gathering of Republican activists. As a party, we are better to risk losing without Donald Trump than trying to win with him. Enough already with Mr. Trump.”