Donald Trump during the first Republican debate of 2016 for presidential hopefuls
Donald Trump during the first Republican debate of 2016 for presidential hopefuls

Trump confronted in debate: 'You've called women fat pigs'

EARLY into the first 2016 Republican debate, presidential hopeful Donald Trump was grilled over his previous record of making sexist comments by Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.

"You've called women you don't like, 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs,' and 'disgusting animals,'" Ms Kelly began before she was quickly interrupted by Mr Trump.

"Only Rosie O'Donnell," he said.

"No it wasn't. For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell. Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks," she continued.

"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?"
 

The real estate mogul blamed the country's stance on "political correctness" and said he didn't have time for Ms Kelly's question.

"And to be honest you, this country doesn't have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don't win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico, both in trade and at the border," he continued, with a round of applause from the crowd of conservative supporters.

"We lose to everybody. And frankly, what I say, and oftentimes it's fun, it's kidding, we have a good time.What I say, is what I say.

Mr Trump seemingly lost his cool, suggesting that he shouldn't "be very nice" Ms Kelly.

"And honestly, Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you, although, I could maybe not be based on the way you've treated me - but I wouldn't do that."


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