Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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 LemonDon Carlton LemonCNN's Don Lemon sued by Hamptons bartender over alleged assault Scarborough blasts 2020 Democrats for attacking Obama's policies more than Trump's Lemon raises Trump's 'racist rhetoric' to candidates after president's criticism MORE he has no respect for her and thinks she’s “highly overrated."

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"What is it with you and Megyn Kelly?” Lemon asked Trump, who had spent most of the past 24 hours slamming Fox News and Kelly on social media and in TV interviews.

"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."