The front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump returned to Fox News on Tuesday morning. It was his first on-air visit since the incredible bout with Fox News’ journalist Megyn Kelly which occurred publicly during and after Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate. The Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday that Trump appeared via a phone interview with “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy. Trump made no reference to Megyn Kelly during his audio segment. He did say that Fox News and he had “always been friends.”
Since Kelly, one of three moderators of the GOP presidential debate, gave Trump a hard line of questioning last week, the two have been at extreme odds. Trump and many of his supporters criticized Kelly for not asking presidential debate-type questions and basically being “out to get him.” Others believe her discussing his alleged derogatory comments towards women were fair. The conflict between the two imploded when Trump said that, during the debate, Kelly acted like there was “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” Critics insist he meant she was menstruating while Trump insists he meant nothing of the sort – and went on to say that people who thought that have a problem.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes made the first step to smooth things over between Fox News and Trump by reaching out to the billionaire on Monday. Ailes called Trump to say that Fox will continue to cover his campaign with fairness and balance. Trump responded to the amicable call by putting a statement on Twitter with a compliment of Ailes.
When talking with CNN on Tuesday, Trump was once again asked about his plans. Trump said, “They want me to come up with a 10-point plan, a 14-oint plan, a 20-point plan. It doesn’t necessarily work that way.” He asserted that flexibility is the key in business, implying that flexibility rather than hardline plans are the way to go in running the country as well. Yet, he followed up with some rough plans for taxation which indicate he does have plans on some things – which he is not ready to totally reveal at this time.
Trump also responded to a newspaper columnist who referred to Trump as a “fabulous whiner.” He seems to love that label. He said that he is indeed “the most fabulous whiner.” He said, “And I keep whining and whining until I win.” On his Fox News and CNN appearances on Tuesday, he still would not rule out running as an independent if he does not win the Republican nomination.