Businessman Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups MORE on Monday tried to move beyond his controversial remark that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her ... wherever," saying he was not the one who should apologize.


"The fact is she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me," the Republican presidential candidate said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

During another interview on NBC's "Today" with Savannah Guthrie, Trump said making any comment about a women's menstrual cycle would be "inappropriate."

"I didn't do that," Trump said. "It's ridiculous. Who would say such a thing?

"If I finished [my comment], I was going to say 'ears' or 'nose,' because that's a common statement," he continued.

"This wasn't meant to be much of an insult," Trump said when asked by Guthrie why he should be given the benefit of the doubt in the latest controversy in his White House campaign.

Trump has tried to clarify his remark, taken from an interview Friday on CNN in which he discussed Kelly, saying, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her ... wherever.”

Republican rivals blasted the comment over the weekend, demanding that Trump apologize.

The celebrity real estate tycoon on Monday continued to rail against questions during last week's first Republican presidential debate from Kelly and two other Fox News hosts, suggesting that they were unfair.

Trump said the first question from Bret Baier asking whether the candidates would commit to support the eventual GOP nominee was directly targeted at him, since he was the only one who wouldn't pledge.

"Then Megyn gets up and starts talking gibberish and a stupid question," Trump said on MSNBC.

"She got very angry. You could see, there was anger spewing out of her eyes," he added.

Despite his high-profile feud with the network, Trump refused to say Monday whether he had spoken with Fox News President Roger Ailes or others from Fox over the weekend, suggesting he doesn't "want to embarrass" anybody.

Trump also downplayed being disinvited to Erick Erickson's RedState Gathering over the weekend for his "blood" remark, saying of Erickson, "He has a failed little conference. it's not a lot of people."