Fox News Channel unleashed its anchors on Tuesday to fight back against Donald Trump’s renewed criticisms of star anchor Megyn Kelly.
“He is totally out of bounds reigniting that fight,” Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade said on Tuesday’s show.”I don’t know if he expects to get ratings out of that, or poll numbers, but he’s not going to be successful. “You can not, you should not, keep going after her.”
Kilmeade also called Trump “totally out of control” (probably a comment that won’t help keep Trump as a regular phone guest on the morning show).
Sean Hannity, Geraldo Rivera, Bret Baier, Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino took to Twitter to directly and indirectly tell Trump to cool it with the Kelly attacks.
Trump live-tweeted during “The Kelly File” on Monday night, criticizing the Fox star, who had just returned from vacation. He also retweeted tweets that called her a “bimbo.”
The Trump–Fox News feud begun after Trump went off on Kelly following the network’s GOP presidential debate, calling her questions unfair and suggesting she was menstruating during the debate.
The anchors’ breaking their silence is the first of what’s likely to be a strong, coordinates response from Fox News and network chairman Roger Ailes.
The network hasn’t yet formally made a statement on Trump’s renewed attacks on Kelly.