Trump: 'I Will Be Phenomenal to the Women'

Fiorina: 'Women understood that comment' about Kelly
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2015 8:42 AM CDT
Trump: 'I Will Be Phenomenal to the Women'
In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the first Republican presidential debate.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Like Mitt Romney's binders tumbling like dominoes, Donald Trump still finds himself scrambling over his Megyn Kelly comments, and today dug in aggressively on his record with women. "Who would say that?" Trump told CNN today. "Do you think I'd make a statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about that." He pointed to Jeb Bush's women's health misstep last week, saying, per CBS, "I'm exactly the opposite. I will be phenomenal to the women. I want to help women. What Jeb Bush said last week I thought was totally out of order." Trump is appearing on four networks today—notably not Fox—in an attempt at damage control over what Politico describes as a "Trump camp in crisis." Elsewhere on the Sunday dial:

  • More from Trump: "I'm very much into the whole thing of helping people and helping women, women's health issues are such a big thing to me. I was one of the first people in the construction industry in New York to put women in charge of projects;" he adds that he has a lot of women working for him in high positions.
  • And more, to ABC via Reuters: " I've had such an amazing relationship with women in business. They are amazing executives. They are killers. They are phenomenal."
  • Carly Fiorina: "Women understood that comment. And yes, it is offensive," she tells CNN. "I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um—I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period."
  • John Kasich: "I've got strong women in my family, I've got strong women in my administration, and I've got strong women in my campaign — in fact, my campaign manager is a woman," he tells CNN. "I've found that whenever women touch anything, they clearly make it better than we do as guys."
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