Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTHE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress Protesters rally outside NYT in support of media Poll: Majority thinks media too critical of Trump MORE wasted no time Wednesday morning fanning the flames of his newly reignited feud with Fox News star Megyn Kelly.
"I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct,” the Republican presidential front-runner said in an early morning tweet. "Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!”
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
Trump’s last throw down with “The Kelly File” host was similarly punctuated by the b-word.
The rivalry was restarted Tuesday night after the real estate mogul announced through his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, that he would not be participating in Thursday’s Republican debate, which is slated to air on Fox News.
In a pre-rally press conference in Iowa City, Iowa, Trump referred to Kelly as a “lightweight” and a “third-rate reporter” and suggested he would be sitting out the debate in favor of a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Kelly quickly responded on her show by declaring that she would not step down as moderator.
Her network soon followed suit with their own response, accusing Lewandowski of threatening Kelly and vowing to not to give into “terrorizations."