Megyn Kelly Tweets One-Word Response to Trump's Heidi Cruz Insult

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2016 2:44 PM CDT
Megyn Kelly Tweets One-Word Response to Trump's Heidi Cruz Insult
This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Megyn Kelly didn't have to say much to get her point across: In what the Hollywood Reporter calls a "rare move," the Fox News host has responded directly to a Donald Trump tweet. The tweet in question: Trump's retweet of an insulting image of Heidi Cruz. Kelly's response: "Seriously?" As the Reporter notes, Trump's tweet has been criticized as sexist, and it was Kelly questioning Trump about whether he's sexist that first started the feud between the two. More reactions:

  • Wednesday night, Trump campaign spokesperson Stephen Miller defended the retweet on CNN, the Daily Beast reports. He told anchor Kate Bolduan that Trump simply "responded as any normal person would" to a "vicious, mean-spirited, uncalled-for attack" on his wife Melania. That attack refers to an ad by an anti-Trump super PAC that mocks Melania's nude GQ photo shoot, but Ted Cruz's campaign itself is not responsible for the ad. A clearly incredulous Bolduan questioned why Trump was keeping the issue alive via his retweet, and added, "As a woman, it's demeaning to not only Ted Cruz's wife, it's demeaning to Melania Trump, because she's got a lot more going for her than just her looks, and you don't see that in this retweet." She and Miller continued to argue about the issue throughout the 5-and-a-half-minute segment.
  • Salon calls the retweet "a new low in this grotesque sausage-waving campaign," but Vox notes that it fits perfectly into Trump's campaign strategy: He's stayed on top by dominating the news cycle, even when he has to use personal attacks to do so, but "this tactic works for Trump, and Trump only." When other presidential contenders have attempted to use the same tactic in response to Trump, it has backfired big-time.
(Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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