With a single word, Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly weighed in Thursday on Donald Trump’s latest juvenile antic — this one involving a photo illustration that the Republican presidential front-runner retweeted just before midnight.
The illustration juxtaposed two images: One of Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, making a facial expression that she probably wouldn’t pick for a portrait, and the other of Trump’s wife, Melania, Vogue-ing like the former supermodel she is.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 24, 2016
Trump’s tasteless retweet continued an attack he started on Tuesday, when he cryptically threatened to “spill the beans” about Heidi Cruz.
And Kelly’s response continued what is becoming a trend in this lowest of low-brow campaigns — generally letting Trump go after her, until the attacks involve other women.
The “Kelly File” host is, of course, Trump’s favorite female target, going back to the first debate of the Republican primary season. As a moderator of that event, Kelly cited Trump’s history of disparaging remarks about women and asked if he possesses a presidential “temperament.” The next day, the billionaire real estate mogul said Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever,” launching a sub-campaign of hateful commentary about the journalist that continues to this day.