Trump: Megyn Kelly’s Sexism Question ‘Was Not a Very Nice Question’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that moderator Megyn Kelly’s question about his comments about women was “not a very nice question” after Thursday’s debate on a special broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.”

Trump, after hearing that he was doing well the Drudge Report’s poll of who won the debate, stated, “I love Drudge, and I heard that. Very honored.”

He also addressed his refusal to pledge to support the GOP nominee, saying, “Why should I give up that leverage? If they don’t treat me well, you know, you’re talking about the establishment Republicans. If they don’t treat me well Sean, why should I make that pledge? Now, I may at some point do it, because I’m starting to really like the establishment people. Reince and the whole group have really been nice lately. But, at this moment, it’s great leverage and I might as well use it. I mean, this country should use leverage in their trade deals. They don’t believe in it, because they don’t know what they’re doing. So, I knew that was going to be a little bit controversial, but it was exciting, a really good way to start off the show.” Trump added that he hoped he could support the nominee if he doesn’t win.

Trump also addressed his past donations to the Clintons, stating that he referenced them coming to his wedding as a joke, but that “they did come to the wedding, but they came because I’m a donor. If I wanted something, I’ve never wanted anything, but if I wanted something — and I’ve contributed. Don’t forget, that’s a different life. I was a businessman. I have to deal with Democrats. I have to deal with Republicans, and I deal with politicians like I’m as good as it gets, I guess. I built a great business, and part of that business is dealing with politicians. I sorta get a kick when people say you don’t have political experience. I have more political experience than anybody.”

Trump did praise fellow candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, stating, “He was really nice, and I liked him. In fact, he even took, they put words in his mouth. Because these people were not so nice to me, as far as I’m concerned. But they put words in his mouth, and he said, ‘I did not say that.’ I thought that was a class act.”

He also discussed how to preserve entitlements, which Trump said he would do by “making our economy really powerful again. We have to take our jobs. You know, we’ve rebuilt China. We have single-handedly. They have taken our money, they’ve taken our jobs, and then they loan money back to us. I mean, they put money in bonds, they buy our bonds. We owe them now $1.4 trillion, think of it. They do a number on us, and then we owe them money, think of that. So, I know the game better than anybody, and I’m the…only one that can fix it.”

Trump was also asked if he would engage in conduct like his feud with Rosie O’Donnell as president, Trump sarcastically answered, “Uh, probably not.” Before continued, “Well, it sort of broke up the question from Megyn, which was not a very nice question to start off with. But no, I’m not a big fan of Rosie, but that’s OK.”

Trump concluded, “I want to be the Republican. I’m the one that can beat Hillary. Believe me, Hillary’s worst nightmare is me. And who treats it rougher than me? She should be going to prison for what she’s done with the emails. Nobody even says that. She — what she’s done is totally illegal. Look at General Petraeus, Sean. They’ve destroyed his life over doing much less than what she’s done.”

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