Color me unsurprised that after Roger Ailes' wimpy request that Donald Trump apologize to Megyn Kelly for his latest Twitter Tirade, Trump has refused.
Last night, Donald Trump went on another Twitter Tirade against Megyn Kelly after she presented substantive challenges to his immigration plan. Today, Fox chief Roger Ailes condemned the attack and stated his full support of Kelly. But, clearly, that didn't mean Ailes condemned Trump. In what may be the most half-hearted request for an apology ever, Ailes said, "Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should."
So is it any surprise that Trump didn't apologize?
This afternoon, Politico reported that Trump attacked Kelly again in the following statement:
"I totally disagree with the FOX statement. I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. 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 said.
"More importantly, I am very pleased to see the latest polls from Public Policy Polling showing me at a strong number one with 35% in New Hampshire, the Monmouth University poll showing me, again at number one, with 30% in South Carolina and the latest national poll from Gravis where I am again the clear front runner with 40%. It was also just announced that I won the prestigious corn kernel poll at the Iowa State Fair by a landslide," he added. "I will be in Iowa tonight with my speech being live on CNN and other networks. My sole focus in running for the Presidency is to Make America Great Again!"
In other words, Trump thinks his poll numbers are more important than any standards for his personal behavior.
Trump caricature by DonkeyHotey
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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