Donald Trump, Fox News Continue to Trade Barbs over Megyn Kelly

FOX news host Megyn Kelly looks on during the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox News at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on January 28, 2016. / AFP / AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The feud between Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, and, by extension, Fox News rolls ever onward.

From New York Magazine:

The already contentious relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News got a lot worse on Friday night after Trump called for a boycott of Megyn Kelly’s show and the network responded with an official statement criticizing Trump’s “extreme, sick obsession” with Kelly, questioning his dignity, and calling the candidate’s attacks on the network star “crude” and “sexist.”

[T]he Trump campaign then responded in kind [to Fox News’ statement], both doubling down on the candidate’s tweet and tossing in some new accusations:

Megyn Kelly is a highly overrated reporter and anchor that constantly disparages Mr. Trump with negative and inaccurate reports. Despite the fact he wants nothing to do with her and will not appear on her show due to her extremely biased reporting, much of the program is about him anyway on a nightly basis. In fact, Fox News has begged Mr. Trump to do a prime time special to be broadcast on the Fox Network, not cable, with Megyn Kelly. He has turned them down. Likewise, they recently called for an unsolicited and unplanned debate with Kelly as a featured moderator. He turned them down and they immediately canceled. On the Fox debate that Mr. Trump did not do, they received by far their lowest rating. Unlike Megyn Kelly, who resorts to putting out statements via Fox News, Mr. Trump will continue to defend himself against the inordinate amount of unfair and inaccurate coverage he receives on her second-rate show each night.

CNN’s Dylan Byers reports that the network is denying they approached Trump for the interview his campaign referenced, noting that “Fox recently announced plans for Kelly to do a special on the broadcast network in May, but a Fox News spokesperson said Friday night, ‘No one associated with Megyn Kelly’s upcoming Fox Broadcasting special reached out to Donald Trump for an interview.’”

Kelly herself, meanwhile, used her show on Friday night to highlight her high ratings sans Trump.

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