Trump steps up attacks with 'bimbo' tweet before Fox News debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in LexingtonBy Megan Cassella, Susan Heavey and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated a fight with Fox News, using the word “bimbo” in a derogatory tweet about anchorwoman Megyn Kelly after pulling out of a debate only days before the first nominating contest of the 2016 campaign. Trump on Tuesday withdrew from the televised encounter, scheduled for Thursday night in Des Moines, Iowa, in irritation at host Fox News for allowing Kelly to moderate after her questioning angered him in a debate last year. The real estate magnate, who is the Republican front-runner to win the nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, followed up with another round of insults on Wednesday.

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