Graham: 'If you think Megyn Kelly is a bimbo, you’re an idiot'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Georgia DA investigating Trump taps racketeering expert for probe: report MORE (R-S.C.) is rushing to Megyn Kelly’s defense after Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE reignited his controversy with the Fox News anchor. 

“If you think Megyn Kelly is a bimbo, you’re an idiot,” Graham said on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade & Friends” Tuesday. 


“I wonder why we’re bad with young women, when we attack someone like Megyn Kelly, who has the audacity to make observations that are generally accurate,” the presidential hopeful added. 

Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, retweeted a follower who called Kelly a "bimbo" on Tuesday — the second time the real estate mogul has reposted a tweet using the word in reference to Kelly. 

Graham questioned the leadership of Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus for allowing Trump to brand the party as anti-immigrant and anti-women. 

“Where is the leadership of the Republican Party?” Graham asked. 

"And I promise you this, if I’m a Hispanic person listening to Donald Trump’s solutions and characterizations of the illegal immigrant population who could be some of my family, I’m not voting for him," Graham said. 

Trump tweeted a poll on Tuesday showing him up on Graham in the senator’s home state by 26 points.

Graham responded on CNN by saying he would beat Trump’s “brains out” in a S.C. primary. 

Trump also rekindled his feud with Kelly on Tuesday, calling the Fox News anchor unprofessional.

“I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist,” Trump said in a statement. 

“I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair,” he said, referring to the first GOP primary debate that Kelly co-moderated. 

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes called for Trump to apologize to Kelly in a statement issued Tuesday. 

Several Fox News hosts also came to Kelly’s defense in a series of posts on social media.