Making the rounds of Sunday news shows, Donald Trump addressed the backlash over his post-GOP debate comments about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly. “I cherish women,” said the candidate on CNN’s State of the Union, adding he did “nothing wrong whatsoever” by telling CNN Tonight’s Don Lemon, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever,” after Kelly pressed him about past sexist comments he has made. (He meant “nose and/or ears,” claimed Trump.) As for Erick Erickson disinviting him to Saturday’s RedState gathering, Trump said, “This guy’s a loser.”
Trump’s inflammatory comments to the press apparently cost the candidate a top advisor. Veteran political operative Roger Stone shared with the press an email to Trump tendering his resignation due to the distraction of “provocative media fights.” Trump claimed Stone was fired.