Presidential candidate Donald Trump reignited tension with the Fox News Channel Monday night by blasting primetime host Megyn Kelly following her return from a 10-day vacation.
The real estate mogul wrote in a tweet that he thought "The Kelly File" was a better program without Kelly hosting the show.
I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1440467430.0
Trump also retweeted several fans who slammed Kelly, including one in which an individual referred to her as a "bimbo."
"@ColeHudson68: @megynkelly @FoxNews @theBlaze @greta @OreillyFactor Megyn needs to go back on vacation. What a waste of an hour on Fox."— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1440467715.0
"@bigpaulfla: @realDonaldTrump She has come back looking like Nancy Grace"— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1440467761.0
"@mstanish53: @realDonaldTrump @megynkelly The bimbo back in town . I hope not for long ."— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1440468166.0
A Fox News spokesperson could not be reached for comment, but a representative for the cable-news network did previously say in a statement that Kelly's vacation had been pre-scheduled and was not in connection to her feud with Trump.
Kelly has become the subject of criticism from Trump and his fans after she pressed him two weeks ago during the first GOP debate about derogatory comments he previously made toward women. For her part, Kelly has mostly refused to address the attacks, only saying that she stands by her questioning and would not apologize.
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes had called Trump earlier this month to discuss his concerns with the network's coverage of his campaign. He said in a statement that the air had been cleared. Nevertheless, Trump has continued to go after the cable news channel.
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