Megyn Kelly confronted Donald Trump on his use of the word “bimbo” in tweets directed at her and he responded, “Excuse me.”
In an interview on Fox broadcasting airing Tuesday, Trump claimed that “you would be amazed at the [tweets] I don’t retweet.”
Kelly interjected, “Bimbo?”
“Uh, well, that was a retweet, yeah,” Trump claimed. “Did I say that?”
“Many times,” Kelly answered.
“Ooh, okay. Excuse me,” Trump said laughing.
Trump then claimed the world “bimbo” is “not the most horrible thing — you know, again, politically — but not the most… over your life, Megyn, you’ve been called a lot worse, is that right, wouldn’t you say? You know, you’ve had a life that’s not been that easy.”
“It’s not about me. It’s not, it’s not about me,” Kelly insisted. “It’s about the messaging to young girls and to other women.”
“It’s a certain amount of fighting back. You know, it’s, it’s a modern-day form of fighting back,” Trump claimed. “I mean, it really is.”
“Are you gonna stop that, as president,” Kelly asked.
“Well, I am gonna stop it about you now, because I think I like our relationship right now. So I’m certainly not going to do it with you.”
In late January, Trump directed multiple retweets towards Kelly, including an image of her posing seductively.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016
I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016