Has Donald Trump Just Kicked Off Another Feud With Fox News' Megyn Kelly?

| by Jared Keever
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It appears Republican presidential candidate and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has rekindled his feud with Fox News personality Megyn Kelly. 

During the Oct. 15 broadcasting of Kelly’s “The Kelly File,” Trump sent out some tweets criticizing the show and it’s guests, CNNMoney reports. 

“Megyn Kelly has two really dumb puppets, Chris Stirewalt & Marc Threaten (a Bushy) who do exactly what she says," he tweeted. “All polls say I won debates.”

Trump was likely referring to former George Bush speech-writer Marc Thiessen who appeared on Kelly’s show on Oct. 15 along with Stirewalt, who is the Fox News digital politics editor. Thiessen is now a columnist and Fox News contributor. 

“Every poll, Time, Drudge, Slate and others, said I won both debates - but heard Megyn Kelly had her two puppets say bad stuff,” read another of Trump's tweets. “I don't watch.”

It’s unclear if this will spark another feud like the one that was eventually put to rest in August after the first Republican presidential debate. After that debate, Trump had criticized Kelly for pressing him about disparaging comments made about women, in which she noted that he had referred to some women as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

He called her questions “ridiculous” and “off-base,” according to a CNN story at the time. He later told CNN’s Don Lemon: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

The comment drew a good deal of criticism, forcing Trump to take to Twitter the next day and attempt to clarify it. 

“Re Megyn Kelly quote: 'you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever' (NOSE),” he tweeted.  “Just got on w/thought."

As the feud continued, Fox News head Roger Ailes called on Trump to apologize, according to CNNMoney. 

“Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing,” Ailes said of Trump's tweets in August. 

Things have quieted down since, although the network did cancel a Trump appearance on its popular show "The O’Reilly Factor." 

CNNMoney reports it was not able to reach a Fox News representative for comment regarding Trump’s latest tweets. 

Sources: CNNMoney, CNN

Photo credit: Twitter: Megyn Kelly, Gage Skidmore/Flickr