Fox News blasted Donald Trump Friday night for his “crude and sexist” tweet trashing anchor Megyn Kelly and for telling his supporters to boycott her program.
The network released a statement charging that Trump has a “sick obsession” with the cable news anchor and it’s proud of Kelly’s work as a journalist.
“Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land,” the Fox statement read. “Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults.”
Trump released a tweet earlier Friday evening that called the anchor “sick” and “overrated’’ while urging followers not to watch her show, “The Kelly File.”
“Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching,” Trump tweeted. “Always a hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv.”