The remarks resulted in an outcry from conservatives and resulted in Erick Erickson disinviting Trump from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta.
Asked by Todd clarify on whether he realized he was making a “demonic or animalistic” comments, or references to hormones, Trump said his statement was taken out of context.
“As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me”.
He might not have helped his cause on Friday after he retweeted a tweet that called Kelly a “bimbo”. The post was later deleted, but on Friday evening Trump called Kelly a “lightweight”.
Trump said the Fox News host and her two colleagues, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, were “not very good or professional”.
“I stand with @megynkelly”, she tweeted.
“For all of the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you“, his campaign said.
“Rosie O’Donnell’s disgusting, I mean both inside and out”.
The received wisdom of political strategists was that last night was the opportunity for Donald Trump to look presidential – but the secret of his success is to look like, well, Donald Trump.
The real estate mogul and television personality, who remains ahead of his 16 rivals in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, appeared on Sunday news shows to rebut the outrage triggered by his off-the-cuff talk.
Mr Trump was one of 10 candidates who took part in the first debate.
Donald Trump has continued to attack the woman who hosted the Republican debate, describing her as unprofessional, talentless and menstrual after she challenged him over his comments about women.
Asked on “CBS This Morning” whether he also thought Trump’s language in calling women “fat pigs” and “slobs” was appropriate, Kasich responded, “No, no, no, no, no. Of course it’s not. There was no question that I would like to say ‘oh, gee, I’d like to have a do over, ‘ and in life, I’d like to have many do overs, but you know, in this particular case, I think the first was really a setup beyond belief…”
In the ABC interview, Mr Trump repeated his assertions that he had been misunderstood, saying he had “nothing against” Ms Kelly, while declining to apologise.
Trump was leading in the polls going into the prime-time debate Thursday night and drew most of the attention before, during and after a program that drew a record 24 million viewers.
“His comment was inappropriate”, he wrote.
Trump has also said the same of men.