Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was talking about Megyn Kelly bleeding from her nose and not referring to her menstruation cycle in his comments Friday night to CNN that have caused a firestorm of controversy.
Trump said, “She was very angry because I bested her with a question that was a very unfair question. So she was very angry, and when I was speaking about it on a CNN show, by the way, which was interesting, but I was speaking about her – I said blood was pouring from her eyes or out of her eyes, which is a very common statement, and by the way, I said the same thing about Chris Wallace.”
He continued, “I said — no, blood was pouring from wherever. I wanted to finish the sentence. I wanted to get off of the whole thing and get back on to the subject of jobs or whatever we were talking to about right after that. So, I didn’t even say anything because I didn’t even finish the thought. I was going to say, nose, and/or ears. Because that’s a very common statement. Blood flowing out of somebody’s nose. It’s a statement showing– and remember she had great anger when she was questioning me, especially since I mentioned something, that was the Rosie O’Donnell statement which everybody said was by far the loudest applause of the entire day of all of the speakers. I think you would agree. She became very angry. All I was doing was referring to her anger. I said nothing wrong whatsoever.”
“Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. Because nobody can make that. you almost have to be sick to sort of put that together.”
When host Jake Tapper pushed saying, “You’re saying that you did not mean to suggest that Megyn Kelly was having her period?” Trump shot back,” Of course I didn’t! Who would say that? I went to the Wharton school of Finance, I was an excellent student, I’m a smart person. I built a tremendous company. I had a show called ‘The Apprentice’ that NBC desperately wanted me to do another season. I do all this stuff. Do you think I make a stupid statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about it.”
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