After the incredible implosion between Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during and after Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, Trump has refused to apologize, according to a CNN report. He has defended himself over the weekend from the amount of backlash he has received by insisting that he said nothing wrong. He says that those who took his “blood” comment as vulgar are incorrect in their interpretation of the comment and those persons have the problem – not him.
Furthermore, the billionaire businessman was quoted as telling CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” “I cherish women” – as he went on to say how he has hired many women in high positions in his firms. While Trump has continually insisted that he did not mean to suggest that Megyn Kelly – who he accused of asking him uncomfortable and allegedly unfair questions – was treating him as she did during the debate due to menstruation, Trump supporters took Trump’s defense further by lashing out at Megyn Kelly via an online petition to basically control her presidential influence in the future. The supporters of the petition are trying to ban her from future debates, as discussed at a variety of media outlets including Mediaite.
Megyn Kelly, however, has not escaped the situation totally unscathed – by a long shot. There is an online petition that suggests the many people are upset at how Megyn Kelly treated Donald Trump during Fox News’ GOP presidential debate. A petition has been started since the debate that attempts to keep Megyn Kelly out of all future debates. The persons behind the petition have stated that they found Kelly’s conduct unacceptable. They believe she was not serious about her responsibilities as a presidential debate moderator and accuse her of blatantly attacking Donald Trump during the debate.
The petition entitled “Prevent Megyn Kelly From Hosting Any Further REPUBLICAN Debates” – which can be seen by clicking here – is located at Change.org. As of 5 a.m. Monday morning, more than 35,000 persons have signed the petition to oust Kelly from future debate duties. The text of the petition states:
Dear News Corps.,
Megyn Kelly apparently finds the state of our union amusing and “fun”, whereas the viewers (our fellow citizens) deserve a much more serious moderator.
In addition, she had a clear agenda to attack Donald Trump, by tenaciously clinging to his past rather than his vision for the future. She focused on Trump personally, rather than politically. Ultimately, she did not live up to the “fair and balanced” slogan at Fox News and News Corporation.
While her disdain for Mr. Trump was evident, this petition is a call for truly fair and balanced coverage of ALL candidates. Thus, Megyn Kelly should be barred from hosting or moderating all future Republican Presidential Debates.
Please support this position by signing it as well as adding your reasons to bar Megyn Kelly from hosting or moderating any future Republican debates. (She is better off hosting a Democratic debate at this unprofessional level).
The biggest part of the controversy between Trump and Kelly occurred the day after the debate on Friday. Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon during an interview: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” Since the comment, Trump insists that he meant that he was suggesting that her anger had blood coming out of her nose – and nowhere else.
The Trump-Kelly exchanges during the debate have been divisive among persons who witnessed the debate. While many believe Kelly did nothing wrong with her attitude and her questioning of Trump, others believe she showed biased animosity towards him and should have asked him questions that are more about where the presidential candidate stands on the political issues of the day. The conflict between Trump and Kelly began when Kelly asked him about his having called women derogatory names in the past.
A new poll which was conducted after the debate indicates that Trump still holds a commanding lead over the other GOP presidential candidates, according to The Hill on Sunday. The poll was conducted by NBC News and Surveymonkey.com which gives an online sampling. Trump maintains a 23 percent lead in the field while his closest competitor is some 10 points behind him.