Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday defended himself against accusations of being disrespectful to women, saying he cherishes them and has merely fought back after being "viciously attacked" by female detractors.
"I cherish women," Trump, the New York real estate tycoon now atop the 2016 GOP field, said on CNN's State of the Union. "I said nothing wrong whatsoever."
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The most recent firestorm in the roughly 8-week-old Trump campaign ignited when Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked him early in Thursday night's televised primary debate about previous comments about women that are largely considered demeaning.
Trump responded Friday by saying on CNN that Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."
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