A gaffe too far? Trump campaign suffers blowback

Donald Trump delivers his closing statement during the prime time Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OhioDonald Trump, the defiant, mercurial reality TV host leading the Republican presidential nomination race, is facing a backlash over his crude comments and fears he could mount an independent White House bid. “She should be apologizing to me,” Trump told MSNBC early Monday, after appearing on several Sunday talk shows to defend his suggestion that Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” as she questioned him during last week’s Republican debate. Trump has shot to the top of the Republican field, invoking a rebellious, improvisational tone embraced by supporters, and striking fear into a party establishment keen to see a serious, viable candidate emerge to battle likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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