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Donald Trump is continuing his war with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, in the wake of her piercing questions to him at Thursday night’s debate about his past comments about women. And now it looks as if he may be getting some high-profile support — from Fox News.

After Kelly asked Trump about calling women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals,” Trump infamously fired back last Friday night by saying of Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever,” a remark that has been widely interpreted as a remark about her menstrual cycle.

The Donald has since vociferously denied the allegation — saying that he was trying to describe blood also coming out her nose and ears — and that anyone who thinks it was about menstruation is the real deviant.

Trump called in to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, and said that it’s Kelly who should be apologizing to him — and that the whole story has been obviously rebounding to his benefit, anyway.

“My whole life has been led on the theory that I do not want to embarrass people. The fact is that I think I don’t think I get treated well by Fox — and that’s all right, because look what happens. I don’t understand it myself — I mean, I have double-digit leads in every poll.”

He also added: “You know it’s like, a lot of good things are happening. So maybe I should just leave it the way it is.”

“The fact is,” he continued, “she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth.”

Trump also described Kelly’s inquiry as a “stupid question” and “gibberish.” And he was quite eager to point out (correctly, by the way) that the crowd absolutely loved his comeback (that his derogatory remarks had only been directed at Rosie O’Donnell), and also that his very presence on the stage was what generated record TV audience ratings for a primary season debate.

In his latest move, Trump tweeted a link Monday morning to a NewsMax article that highlighted a 2010 appearance by Kelly on the Howard Stern show, in which she humorously participated in the Stern show’s brand of tawdry conversations, bantering about her sex life with her husband.

The Donald said the episode was evidence that he is the “pure” one, compared to Kelly:

Later Trump tweeted that he got a personal response from the head of Fox News, who has apparently decided not to stand by his employee:

Photo: U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump prepares for the start of the first official Republican debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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