Donald Trump continues his summer of sniping with Fox News

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Fox News CEO Roger Ailes calls Donald Trump’s latest attack on Megyn Kelly ‘disturbing’.

Trump continued his criticism of Fox News host and August debate moderator Megyn Kelly on Monday night, even after appearing on the network’s The O’Reilly Factor, prompting Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes to come to Kelly’s defense on Tuesday morning. After the GOP front-runner resumed his attack on host Megyn Kelly in a series of Tweets Monday night, her Fox News family is calling on the billionaire businessman to apologize.The shaky peace between Donald Trump and Fox News is in tatters, after the Republican presidential candidate blasted Fox’s Megyn Kelly during her show Monday night.

Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer.” After criticizing Kelly for days following the Aug. 6 Republican presidential debate that aired on the Fox News Channel, Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, renewed his attacks on Monday on Twitter, in which he said her program was better without her. “Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!” he tweeted. After the debate, Trump issued a wide criticism of Kelly, saying (among other things) that she was a “lightweight” who is “highly overrated.” His words prompted a feud with Fox News and led to Trump being disinvited from a conservative forum, the RedState Gathering. That clash had seemed to have been calmed before what Ailes called a “surprise and unprovoked attack” on Kelly that the Fox executive said was “as unacceptable as it is disturbing.” Trump mentioned Kelly’s recent break last night, saying she was “really off her game,” was “afraid to confront Dr.

We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves.” Trump is “totally out of control” and his Twitter tirade against Kelly was “totally unwarranted,” Kelly’s colleague Brian Kilmeade said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, according to WPTV. For Kelly’s part, she has personally chosen not to respond to Trump’s various personal attacks – which included speculation that she took a recent 10-day vacation because of Trump’s comments (a claim Fox News denied). “Mr. Trump’s troubles with the news anchor began on Aug. 6 when he accused Kelly of being unfair to him at the Republican debate after she asked him a question about his public criticism of women.

That’s why he’s leading in the polls,” she said in an episode of The Kelly File on Aug. 10. “Trump, who is the frontrunner, will not apologize. He is a great guy & assures me that ‘Trump’ will be treated fairly on @FoxNews,” he wrote. “His word is always good!” “We were at war because I felt that [Kelly’s debate question about women] was unfair, and I let him know it.

They were tough questions, and I thought inappropriate, but Roger didn’t, and I’ll go with Roger.” The fight between the two camps puts both back in a precarious position. His appearance in the first GOP debate is partly credited with bringing in a whopping 24 million viewers for Fox News. “I totally disagree with the FOX statement.

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