Fox News CEO’s blast for Megyn lights up Trump-Fox feud; ‘The Donald’ fires right back

The ongoing fight between Republican front-runner Donald Trump and the nation’s No. 1 cable news network heated up again Monday as Fox News’ heaviest gun started firing — and Trump was the target.

Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, released a statement slamming Trump after the presidential contender released a social media tirade targeting Fox host Megyn Kelly Monday night.

Ailes’ statement said those at the giant news network won’t be “bullied” and stated Trump should apologize.

That’s highly unlikely.

“Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing,” Ailes’ statement began.

Ailes came out swinging after Trump – apparently still sore from the way he was treated by Fox moderators during the Republican debate earlier this month – ignited another media firestorm with criticism and personal attacks against Kelly.

The tirade came after Kelly’s first night back from vacation – and apparently no one saw it coming.

Kelly’s big-named coworkers have also publicly come out in support of her, including Trump’s friend and ally, Sean Hannity.

But it was Ailes’ statement that elicited a response – not an apology – from Trump. The presidential contender used the opportunity to plug his poll numbers and tagline, but there were no kind words for Kelly:

“I totally disagree with the FOX statement,” Trump responded. “I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves.”




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