In her very first question for Donald Trump at the very first GOP primary debate, Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly had asked Donald Trump, in what many people thought was in a mean-spirited and hostile demeanor:
"You've called women you don't like, fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Your Twitter account..."
Donald Trump briefly interrupts her by say saying: "Only Rosie O'Donnell". Then the audience begins to laugh and cheer; but like a shark who smells blood in the water, a very determined Megyn Kelly continued to pursue her attack:
"No it wasn't. Your Twitter account...for the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell. Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?"
Trump later says of Megyn Kelly in a CNN interview: "She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base."
Now Trump is being attacked for questioning whether or not Megyn Kelly was just being "bitchy" because of her monthly menstrual cycle. PMS is a biological fact, and symptoms can include tension, irritability and mood swings. Was it not politically correct that Trump may have referred to Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle as a reason for her asking Trump about, what many perceive to be, his previous misogynistic comments?
Couldn't it just be that Donald Trump had only perceived Megyn Kelly's question to be more of a personal attack on his character, rather than a genuine interest of Trump's potential responses to attacks on his past transgressions regarding his comments to (and about) women in general? And that maybe Trump was only responding with an honest assessment of a reason for Megyn Kelly's provocational question at the debate?
In other words, if Megyn Kelly was really being snarky, should Donald Trump have said something less critical about her, rather than return the insult with a comment about her menstrual cycle? After all, he just said he wasn't politically correct. Watch the 1½ minute below, and then you decide.
Trump later responded with this Tweet:
The next day the RedState.com editor dis-invited Donald Trump from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta. Trump was scheduled to give the keynote speech Saturday night.
What it all this shows is, those within the Republican Political Machine (and their media outlets like Fox News) will trash those leading in the popular public opinion polls (like Donald Trump), just as those within the Democratic Political Machine (and their media outlets like MSNBC, who prefer Hillary Clinton) will trash those leading in their popular public opinion polls — like the way Senator Claire McCaskill and Barney Frank does — because they prefer Hillary over Senator Bernie Sanders. Even though polls shows Trump beating Hillary and Bernie beating Trump. The established political parties and their media talking heads are forever going against the will of the majority of the people.
* Full Disclosure: This blogger does not support Donald Trump for President; he supports Senator Bernie Sanders.
* Megyn Kelly: "Why was Bill Cosby allowed to take the fall for his actions? Because he did not sufficiently comply with liberal ideology."