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Trump Lashes Out at Debate Moderators, Pollster

Aug 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

After spending much of last night’s GOP debate in the spotlight — and in the crosshairs of the Fox News moderators — Donald Trump offered some criticism of those moderators, focusing in particular on Megyn Kelly.

Trump tweeted: “I really enjoyed the debate tonight even though the @FoxNews trio, especially @megynkelly, was not very good or professional!”

And: “Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.”

Kelly confronted Trump during the debate on a number of his past comments, including remarks aimed at women.

The Washington Post notes that Kelly “memorably pushed him on his history of misogynistic comments: ‘You’ve called women you don’t like “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”‘ Later, she wondered when he decided to become a Republican and asked about his flip-flops on abortion.”

The Post adds that Trump was also pressed on his past support for a single-payer health-care system and his contributions to Hillary Clinton, among other issues.

Trump also sent out tweets targeting GOP pollster Frank Luntz, who ran a focus group following the debate that gave a thumbs-down to Trump’s performance.

Trump tweeted: “@FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came to my office looking for consulting work and I had zero interest. Now he picks anti-Trump panels!”

In another tweet, Trump wrote: “@FrankLuntz, your so-called ‘focus groups’ are a total joke. Don’t come to my office looking for business again. You are a clown!”

Here’s a clip put up by The Washington Post featuring some of Trump’s memorable lines from the debate:


  1. Nice to know Trump was as classy AFTER the debate as he was before and during…

  2. TRUMP for the WIN! I sure hope he becomes our next president – he tells it like it is! Go TRUMP Go!

  3. The show was a lot of fun. The Fox questioners were tough and didn’t just provide open ended questions that let the candidates provide their pandering points and stump speech. The only criticism would be that they ignored Ben Carson until the end and then gave him a race question. Based on what they had done with others, that was below the standard they had set earlier. It was like they knew they had forgotten him and threw something up so he could an equal amount of time.

  4. I hope he gets the nomination. We’ll have at least another 4 years of a Democrat in the White House.

  5. Scott, you must have some crystal ball to know that. Truth is he would crush Hillary, Bernie Sanders or Crazy Uncle Joe Biden easily. The left is terrified of him and so is the right… he is the x-factor that this country NEEDS to get America back on track. The career politicians need to go – they are all corrupt!

  6. The great thing about Trump’s comments is that he significantly raised the profile of Kelly, who until Thurs night, was mostly known by Fox News Fans. Now she has a nationwide profile and increased her female following significantly. Another example of his speak before thinking style. And we all know that a year from now he will be taking full credit for raising Kelly’s profile and her success.

  7. I’m sorry, Mr. Wonderful, but I can’t believe that Trump can convince more than half of the voters in the US to vote for him. He’s just a terrible person; period. And no one else in the clown car of paid for candidates or religious fundamentalists have the gravitas or the knowledge (especially of reality) to ever be electable, especially if women come out to vote in droves.

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