Billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that he "cherished" women after he recently came under fire for insulting Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Following last week's Republican presidential debate, Trump had singled out Kelly for her tough line of questioning, saying that she was bleeding out of her "eyes" and her "whatever."
RedState founder Erick Erickson reacted by rescinding Trump's invitation to a conservative convention that was being held over the weekend.
"I cherish women, I want to help women," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday. "I'm going to do things for women that no other candidate will be able to do."
According to the billionaire candidate, he was referring to Megyn Kelly's nose, not menstruation when he said that blood was flowing out of her "whatever."
"I said nothing wrong," he insisted, adding that only a "deviant" would think otherwise.
Trump suggested that his critics should spend time looking into to Erickson's history of comments about women.
"He's a loser!" the candidate remarked. "He has such a spotty record. Have you seen what he said about women and other things over the years? I've seen things he's said where he wad admonished."
"The guy is a loser, he's backed so many candidates who have lost," he continued. "And I, frankly, I didn't want to do his event in the first place."