Trump puts reporterette in her place
Every time you think, you weaken the nation —Moe Howard
Monday, July 16, 2018, 18:29:UTC)(
15 August 2015
In response to an adversarial question from Kelly, Trump reportedly replied, "Come back later when you get off the rag."
Trump's actual retort was a more delicate remark better suited to the world of politics, which merely referred to the emission of bodily fluids. Trump himself is the only Presidential candidate in American history whose own name suggests excreta, though not to Americans. "Megyn" is a common Welsh given name, with a women's-lib spelling to suggest gynecology.
Republican Party insiders were in high dudgeon over the wisecrack, and demanded that Trump undergo a 12-step re-education campaign, as if he were some baker who refused to write pro-gay propaganda when icing a cake. Trump replied that "It doesn't necessarily work that way," and said that, in business, flexibility is key.
Erick E. Erickson promptly disinvited Trump from his "Red State Gathering," where conservative activists meet to titter about menstruation. He said Trump's remarks about flexibility show that he is unsuited to be the Republican standard-bearer, and that in reality looking nice and moderate is key, as is maintaining a huge federal bureaucracy while posturing about "zeroing out" tiny pieces of it. He said his Gathering would surely deliver a surprise invitation to Mitt Romney to run again.
However, members of the Tea Party movement, who mostly do not know what either "dudgeon" or niceness is, applauded Trump's remarks. Some suggested that anyone who can stand up to a slick Washington info-babe could stare down Nancy Pelosi or call Angela Merkel a bitch when she crosses America. One of them hoped, if Candy Crowley returns to moderate one of the 2016 Presidential debates and again says the Democrat is "correct" when he is lying, that Trump would reach over and rip her bra off.
- Wire reports "Trump returns to Fox News after dispute with Megyn Kelly". Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2015
- Holly Yan "Donald Trump's 'blood' comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage". CNN, August 8, 2015
- Kieran Corcoran "Tycoon comes under fire for his 'there was blood coming out of her... wherever' remark". Daily Mail, August 7, 2015