Further blow to Donald Trump over menstruation jibe

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was dealt another blow when top strategist Roger Stone parted ways with the real-estate mogul.

Stone said he resigned, tweeting: “Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn’t fire me – I fired Trump. Diasagree with diversion to food fight with @megynkelly away core issue messages.”

In contrast, the Trump campaign insisted that Stone had been fired. In a statement, a campaign spokesperson said: “Mr Trump fired Roger Stone last night.

“We have a tremendously successful campaign and Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity. He has had a number of articles about him recently and Mr Trump wants to keep the focus of the campaign on how to Make America Great Again.”

It follows Donald Trump's feud with Megyn Kelly which escalated on Friday night when he said the Fox News host had "blood coming out of her wherever" at this week's Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him.

During Thursday's presidential debate, Kelly pressed Trump about misogynistic, sexist comments he made in the past, such as calling some women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals."

Trump slammed Kelly, saying her questions were "ridiculous" and "off-base."

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon on Friday night. "Blood coming out of her wherever."

But the comment crossed the line, editor Erick Erickson said. He disinvited Trump from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta. Trump was scheduled to give the keynote speech on Saturday night.

On Saturday morning, Trump attempted to clarify the remark on Twitter.

"Re Megyn Kelly quote: 'you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever' (NOSE). Just got on w/thought".