Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcConnell: Trump needs to 'catch up fast' on fundraising Rubio: I hope I can trust whoever wins with the nuclear codes O'Malley: Trump is a 'racist' and a 'bigot' MORE ratcheted up his feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly over her role as moderator on Thursday night’s Republican debate, telling CNN’s Don Lemon he has no respect for her and thinks she’s “highly overrated."
"She gets out and starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump told Lemon. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
Trump also called Kelly a "lightweight" and went on to claim he wasn’t alone in his disapproval of Kelly’s debate-night demeanor, and that a source at Fox News told him they had been “inundated” with a record number of negative letters from angry viewers.
UPDATE 12:20 a.m.: Carly Fiorina, who was also mentioned in Trump's CNN interview, was the first Republican presidential candidate to weigh in on the real estate mogul's remarks about Kelly.
"Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse," the former CEO of HP tweeted late Friday night shortly before declaring "I stand with @megynkelly."
Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse.— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) August 8, 2015
I stand with @megynkelly.— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) August 8, 2015