After Megan Kelly asked Trump about calling women he did not like “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals,” Trump denied it. The New York Daily News compiled a list of the women who were on the receiving end of Trump insults.
Then after the debate, Trump spewed bile on his Twitter account. On CNN, he called Kelly’s questions “ridiculous” and “off-base” and said, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes … Blood coming out of her wherever.” He later tried to say he meant her nose when he said wherever.
Trump twitted about Kelly and Frank Luntz, whose post-debate panel found Trump supporters dumping him:
— “The biggest loser in the debate was @megynkelly. You can’t out trump Donald Trump. You will lose!”
— “Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!”
— “@FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came to my office looking for consulting work and I had zero interest. Now he picks anti-Trump panels!”
— “@FrankLuntz, your so-called “focus groups” are a total joke. Don’t come to my office looking for business again. You are a clown!”
He Twitted more than 30 times between roughly 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m, pouting about how unfair everyone was to him.
Carly Fiorina went on CNN and said of Trump, “I have said for some time that no one who claims to represent our party should ever be judgmental in tone, vitriolic or angry. I just think it’s inappropriate to call people names.”
She Twitted: “Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse.”
Charles Krauthammer, who Trump said after the debate should be fired, said on Fox News, “This is a guy who is running as the tough guy. The foundation of his campaign is that our negotiators, our president, our administration is stupid. They’re weak. They get kicked over in negotiations. … And now he says that he was treated not nicely by three Fox News anchors. It doesn’t quite fit. It is extremely upset I think.”
According to CBS, Trump has on occasion backed off from some of his more outrageous jibes, after the damage was done. In April, he retweeted, then deleted, “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
Mr. Mitchell publishes the 4TH ST8 Blog at www.4thst8.wordpress.com.
The column was originally published at Mr. Mitchell’s blog.