Trump Toys With 'Bimbo' Slam in Megyn Kelly Feud

Coyly says term is too PC for him to use
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2016 12:02 PM CST
A combo image of Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(Newser) – The Donald Trump fight with Fox News and Megyn Kelly wasn't simmering down Wednesday, a day after Trump bowed out of Thursday night's debate. Related coverage:

  • "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!" Yep, that's a Trump tweet.
  • Is his decision to skip the debate brilliant or stupid? Yes. Vox runs through the arguments on both sides of that coin.
  • The New York Times suggests that Trump's spokesman is sounding a little less definitive Wednesday about the debate boycott.

  • A normal candidate who did this might be seen as un-presidential, but Trump, of course, isn't a normal candidate. The AP has an analysis.
  • If you missed Trump's full statement on this decision, Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post provides an annotated version. Even by Trumpian standards, it's "amazing."
  • Fox unleashed its own statement about the "terrorizations" of Trump, and Mediaite notes that the network was having fun with some "first-rate trolling" of him.
  • Prediction: "And you KNOW Roger Ailes will rub it in by placing an empty podium at center stage," says the Playbook blog at Politico.
  • You know who else skipped a debate before Iowa? A guy named Reagan, that's who. Bloomberg points it out.
  • Ted Cruz is happily calling Trump a coward.

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