National Review Editor Rich Lowry unloaded on Donald Trump Wednesday night, after the real estate tycoon turned to Twitter to express outrage over a critical comment he made about him on Fox News.
Appearing on "The Kelly File" earlier, Lowry said Fiorina "cut [Trump's] balls off with the precision of a surgeon" at the CNN debate.
Trump was angered by the comment and immediately fired back on Twitter.
Incompetent @RichLowry lost it tonight on @FoxNews. He should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1443057714.0
.@FoxNews owes me an apology for allowing clueless pundit @RichLowry to use such foul language on TV. Unheard of!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1443057779.0
Lowry was quick to respond, conceding that he knew his comment might strike a nerve with Trump, but arguing Trump dishes it out frequently but "REALLY, REALLY can't take it."
.@realDonaldTrump I thought the Carly cut your balls off line might bother you, but you know it's true...— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 24, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump so it's OK for you to insult Carly's looks, but you can't handle me describing what happened to you in the debate?— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 24, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump man, you can dish it out but you REALLY, REALLY can't take it— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 24, 2015
Lowry then proposed a deal with Trump.
.@realDonaldTrump a deal for you, Donald: if you apologize to Carly for your boorish insult, I might stop noting how she cut your b**** off— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 24, 2015
As noted by CNN's media reporter Brian Stelter, Trump's suggestion the FCC fine Lowry is a "non-starter" because the agency only fines broadcast channels.
For the record, Trump saying the "FCC should fine" @RichLowry is a non-starter. FCC occasionally fines *broadcast* channels, but not cable.— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter) 1443058411.0
Earlier Wednesday, Trump had said he would be boycotting Fox News. However, a network spokesperson argued in a statement that he only announced his boycott after his scheduled appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" was canceled.
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