Trump offers belated defense of Megyn Kelly 'blood' comment
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After Kelly questioned him at an August debate about his past comments about various women, he said "there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."

At a Friday night rally in Eugene, Ore., Trump told the crowd that he loves and respects women, including Kelly, and said the comment was nothing more than an incomplete sentence.

“I said nothing wrong because I never finished my statement. Remember I said like 'blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.' I was talking her ears or her nose. Everybody said, 'Oh that’s terrible what he said.' I didn’t say anything," Trump told the crowd.

"You know why I didn’t finish the sentence? Because I love what I’m doing so much. And I didn’t want to waste any more time, who cares?" he continued. "So when I didn’t finish the sentence, they all figured coming from someplace else and because they have all dirty minds- I never even thought about it … I was thinking of ears or nose.”