Jonathan Easley, TheHill.com, reports: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday night lashed out at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in his first appearance on the network since he announced plans to boycott the next GOP debate. He also refused to reconsider his decision to sit out the network’s Thursday night debate — the last before the Iowa caucuses in five days — and said he’d move forward with his own competing event to raise money for wounded veterans.”
“Speaking on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Trump continued his long-running feud with Kelly, who he has been criticizing ever since she challenged him on his derision of women at the first GOP debate, in August. “I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly,” Trump said. “I don’t think she’s good at what she does and I think she’s highly overrated. And, frankly, she’s a moderator; I thought her question last time was ridiculous.”
“Kelly is also set to moderate Thursday night’s debate on Fox News.”
Trump is misreading the political tea leaves of the Presidential campaign.
Data shows that women will be the dominant group of voters in Election 2016 in both the GOP and Democratic Primary Elections, and in the General Election.
To single out Megyn Kelly in this fashion can be perceived by mainstream political media to demonstrate that there is a serious character flaw in Trump with respect to women.
The move could cost Trump the GOP nomination for President.