Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on damage control late this week-end following his controversial blood comments about Fox Host Megyn Kelly and being dis-invited from an influential Republican convention in Georgia on Saturday but the billionaire candidate fell short of issuing an apology and, in usual form, attacked Republican candidate Jeb Bush over his views about women and Carly Fiorina for having a disastrous tenure at Hewlett-Packard.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Trump was asked to respond to his recent week-end Twitter comments about Megyn Kelly having blood coming out of her that were widely viewed as offensive and not presidential.
Trump showed no remorse and responded by deflecting the attention away from him and criticized Jeb Bush for his views about women’s health.
“Well, I’ll start off by saying Jeb Bush, on women’s health issues, just destroyed his relationship with women. What he said a couple of days ago, if you really want to get down to the important stuff, because what he said about women and women’s health issues was ridiculous. And I’m the exact opposite” Trump said.
It remains to be seen whether being the “exact opposite” means that Trump has undergone an overnight metamorphosis and reinvented himself by turning liberal over women’s issues to get the woman vote.
After saying that he has a “great relationship to the women” and “women are tremendous”, Trump also attacked fellow Republican candidate Carly Fiorina on ABC’s This Week.
“Carly, you know, she’s having a lot of fun, but she doesn’t discuss the fact that her tenure the Hewlett Packard was a disaster. She then run for the Senate, which nobody talks about and lost in a landslide. And other than that I wish her well. She’s a very nice person” Trump said.
When asked if he crossed the line and owes Megyn Kelly and apology, Trump showed zero humility and began firing away at Kelly yet again over her past question during Thursday’s Republican debate.
“No, not at all. I said….look, she asked me a very nasty question. I have nothing against Megyn Kelly, but she asked me a very, very nasty question. And in the middle of her questioning I brought up Rosie O’Donnell, and the entire place, it was the biggest combination of laughter and applause” Trump said.
Trump explained that the interruption “shook her up a little bit” and said that she was “very angry and you could see it.”
Trump acknowledged that made the statement about blood “following from her eyes” and “flowing from wherever” but then strangely explained that he was actual referring to her nose and ears, calling them “very common statements” and “only a deviant would think of what people said.”
Blood coming out of nose and ears are clearly not “very common statements” for common people or presidential candidates to discuss publically yet that is what Trump wants everyone to believe.
It was a weird comeback from Trump that holds little credibility.
Republican candidate Carly Fiorina disagreed with Trump’s assessment about the blood comment.
“Women understood that remark. And yes, it is offensive,” she said on CNN’s State Of The Union.
On CBS’s Face the Nation, Fiorina said, “Mr. Trump got asked tough questions by a lot of people on Thursday night, but he chose to attack Megyn Kelly.”
“I think you cannot have a president who is thin-skinned” she explained.
Despite Trump’s insistence about focusing on the issues that are impacting America, he hasn’t shown zero discipline and his sharp criticisms have caused controversies.
Fiorina said on Fox News Sunday that she is a better candidate than Trump to be in the Oval Office and get something done in Washington D.C.
“Because I don’t think you get things done by insulting everyone. I have a track record of getting things done, of challenging the status quo, of leading toward results” Fiorina said.
During Thursday’s warm up debate, Fiorina attacked Trump for financially supporting Hilary Clinton’s senate campaign in the past and said that Trump has benefitted from America’s dissatisfaction with the political establishment.
“Well, I didn’t get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race. Did any of you get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn’t maybe that’s because I hadn’t given money to the foundation or donated to his wife’s senate campaign” Fiorina said.
Later Fiorina said about Trump: “I think he’s tapped into an anger that people feel. They are sick of politics as usual.”
Trump blasted Fiorina on Twitter today:
“I just realized that if you listen to Carly for more than ten minutes straight, you develop a massive headache. She has zero chance!”
Latest poll results following last Thursday’s Republican debate with some of the surveying taken before Trump’s week-end blood comments about Kelly, revealed that Trump is still leading the Republican primary pack.
According to an NBC survey found here taken by SurveyMonkey on Friday and Saturday, Trump received 23 percent support from Republican primary voters.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz captured second place with 13 percent followed by Carson at 11 percent and Fiorina and Rubio both in fourth place at 8 percent.