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Donald Trump unapologetic after slating Fox News host Megyn Kelly

By AP Reporters

Published 10/08/2015

Tycoon: Donald Trump
Tycoon: Donald Trump

Billionaire Donald Trump has come under fire from rival Republican presidential hopefuls over his treatment of a female TV debate moderator.

The organiser of a conservative political convention withdrew the businessman's speaking slot, angering some eager to hear from the tycoon.

The real estate mogul and reality television star, who remains a long-shot candidate for the White House, refused to apologise for his comments.

He had said Megyn Kelly, who aggressively questioned him during Thursday's debate on Fox News, had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" when she asked him about his incendiary comments towards women.

The latest flare-up underscored the challenges Mr Trump poses for his rivals as they struggle with the sudden rise of his unconventional bid, with the first primary vote still 15 months away.

Mr Trump remains a towering presence in the 17-candidate field, and his supporters at the RedState convention said the latest controversy simply reaffirms why his uncompromising approach appeals to voters disgusted with conventional politicians.

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