Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line

Roger Ailes issues statement, is not pleased
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2015 1:37 PM CDT
Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line
This combination made from Aug. 6, 2015 photos shows Donald Trump, left, and Megyn Kelly, right, during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

OK, now Donald Trump has gone too far: Though the Republican presidential candidate managed to remain on decent terms with Fox News after he first slammed Megyn Kelly, his latest remarks on the Fox host have apparently, finally, crossed the line as far as the network is concerned. Roger Ailes released a statement today, and he does not sound pleased. An excerpt, per USA Today:

  • "Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise. ... Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should."

And Trump's quick response, per the Daily Beast:

  • "I totally disagree with the FOX statement. I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves."
For more Trump, see what "secret weapon" he has in common with Bill Clinton. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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