Trump defends comments on Fox News anchor Kelly

Donald Trump; Megyn Kelly
This combination made from Aug. 6, 2015 photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump had already slammed the president, Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clilnton and his Republican rivals in the race for the White House. To that fast-growing list he has now added Kelly. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump says he didn’t intend to say anything inappropriate about Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly – and that the uproar is “all fueled by the press.”

On NBC’s “Today” show, Trump again tried to clarify what he had said about Kelly, one of the moderators of last week’s presidential debate.

During the debate, Kelly asked the Republican candidate about negative statements he’s made in the past about women.

Trump was angered by the line of questioning and later told CNN that Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Trump said in the Monday interview that he didn’t get to complete his description about how he thought Kelly was being so angry toward him.

The billionaire businessman said his comment “wasn’t meant to be much of an insult.”

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