Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpManafort agrees to speak with investigators after subpoena: report Manafort heads for Senate showdown after subpoena Don't wait, call your senators and tell them how TrumpCare threatens you MORE is disputing a piece in The Washington Post  that implies he is tougher on women reporters than men.

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"I think I've been tougher on you than any human being on Earth in terms of reporters," Trump said to Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning.

The report said that Trump's "penchant for insulting people and organizations that displease him is well known."

"Less remarked upon, however, has been the special contempt that Trump pours out for the women who chronicle his campaign," the article said.

Trump, who said he hadn't seen the report, said the statement wasn't true. He then went on to defend his dispute with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

"She gave me a really phony question, it was a setup question, it wasn't even a question it was a statement, it was inappropriate and I hit her hard," he said.

"And I think that that's fine. But if you gave me that question I'd hit you the same way," he said.

"There are some women...there's one sitting over there in the beautiful read dress," he said, referring to NBC's Andrea Mitchell. "I have great respect for that woman...I would never do that to you."