Donald Trump is pushing back against the growing backlash over his most recent comments in an ongoing barrage of criticism against Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
During a phone interview Friday night on CNN, Trump blamed Kelly’s alleged mistreatment of him during this week’s GOP debate on having “blood coming out of her wherever.”
In a statement released Saturday morning, the Trump campaign insisted the billionaire businessman meant to say “blood was coming out of her eyes and whatever, meaning nose.”
“Only a deviant would think anything else,” the statement continued.
The fallout from Trump’s interview on CNN came swift, with excoriation from both the right and the left that culminated with Trump being uninvited to the 2015 RedState Gathering — a major conservative forum where many presidential candidates are due to speak — by RedState founder and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson.