Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly responded Monday night to the backlash that has swirled around her clash with GOP front-runner Donald Trump during last week's GOP debate. Trump was critical of Kelly during and after the debate when she asked him about disparaging comments he has made about women through the years.
"Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair, and that I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough, but fair question," Kelly said Monday night. "We agreed to disagree."
Kelly said she doesn't expect an apology from Trump and she would not apologize "for doing good journalism."
"This is a tough business, and it's time now to move forward ... let's get back to the news."
Trump's view on women have come under fire in the last several days after the interaction with Kelly during the GOP debate. Trump has called Kelly a "bimbo" and a "lightweight" for asking about his disparaging comments toward women he believes he has slighted him.
Trump also said, "There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever," which prompted conservative commentator Erick Erickson to withdraw his invitation to appear at his RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Saturday.
But Sunday on "Face The Nation," Trump declared he will win the women's vote.
"I'm very much into the whole thing of helping people and helping women, women's health issues are such a big thing to me," he said. As evidence, he said, "I was one of the first people in the construction industry in New York to put women in charge of projects," and said he has a lot of women working for him in high positions.
Hillary Clinton, herself a front-runner for the Democratic nomination, weighed in on the Trump-women controversy.
"While what Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly is outrageous,what the rest of the Republicans are saying about all women is also outrageous," she told residents during a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire. Clinton singled out candidate Marco Rubio's support for no exemptions to abortion bans for rape and incest.
"Megyn Kelly is a strong woman and more than capable of defending herself against Donald Trump," Clinton said. "I'm worried about what Republican policies would do to the rest of America's women and I will continue to speak out and speak up about that today and through the rest of this campaign and in the White House."