The real estate mogul and 2016 Presidential candidate started to toss his rhetorical bombs following the Thursday debate taking his anger to Twitter and the small screen to fire back at the news network and specifically Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of the debate.
He tweeted that he enjoyed the first debate even though the trio at Fox News and especially Megyn Kelly were not very professional or good.
The tweets followed a debate in which Trump had been grilled quite often. He faced a number of tough questions related to his long business career, his tendency to say outlandish things and the previous support he has had for liberal positions, including a healthcare system that is single-payer.
However, it was a back and forth with Kelly that became aggressive on comments about women that received the most attention.
Asked about his comment of calling women dogs, slobs, fat pigs and disgusting animals, the businessman replied that if Kelly did not like it than he was sorry, but I have been very polite to you although I could possibly not be, based upon how you have treated me.
Despite taking some lumps during Thursday’s debate, the sparring played to his base and sparked a great deal of criticism of Kelly and Fox News amongst the supporters of Trump on twitter.
Kelly has thus far refused to respond on Twitter, but Trump continued beating his drum Friday suggesting the debate moderators had singled him out while going easier on the other nine Republican candidates.
Trump received support from one unlikely ally Friday. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham who also is a candidate for the presidency, called the debate more of an inquisition. He and Trump have had a bitter war of words after Trump had questioned the war record of Senator John McCain
Graham said that when it was all over and done, ask a candidate a question that explains a position and the solutions, instead of a question that is 10-minutes long and describes him as the world’s biggest bastard.