August 9th, 2015

CNNPolitics: Donald Trump defends his ‘blood’ remarks

Donald Trump defends his ‘blood’ remarks

By Eric Bradner, CNN

Donald Trump says he did “nothing wrong whatsoever” by criticizing Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, and wasn’t referring to her menstruating when he complained that during Thursday night’s debate there was “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — wherever.”

“Who would say that?” Trump said Sunday in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “Do you think I’d make a statement like that? Who would make a statement like that? Only a sick person would even think about that.”

Trump didn’t apologize for his remark, which came in a Friday night appearance on CNN. He blamed his Republican presidential opponents for fanning the flames of controversy, and claimed he meant to refer to her “nose and/or ears” — not a woman’s period.

“Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. Because nobody would make that statement. You almost have to be sick to put that together,” he said, repeating his defense of the remark he used Saturday.