"It's been an interesting week. A long six months, without a vacation for yours truly, do you know that? It's been six months since I've had a vacation. Just ask my assistant," she said. "So I'll be taking the next week and a half off, spending some time with my husband and my kids, trying to relax.
"The big challenge is trying to put down the Electronica and unplug it," she continued, holding up her cell phone before asking the audience. "Can you do it?
"When you go on vacation, I am going to try to look at my little one's faces and go for bike rides and play at the beach and not look at you," she said, adding. "And when I see you back here on the 24th, we'll pick it all up again. Have a great week. See you soon."
"I don't have a lot of respect for Megyn Kelly—she's a lightweight," said Trump. "She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions and, you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."
Trump later issued a statement through his campaign office clarifying his comments and saying there was nothing wrong with his choice of words. "Mr. Trump made Megyn Kelly look really bad—she was a mess with her anger and totally caught off guard. Mr. Trump said 'blood was coming out of her eyes and wherever,' meaning nose, but wanted to move on to more important topics. Only a deviant would think anything else."
The real estate mogul also declined the opportunity to apologize to Kelly on CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper, NBC's Today with Savannah Guthie and MSNBC'sMorning Joewith Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He even denied that this comments were made in reference to menstruation and said Kelly "should really be apologizing to me, to tell the truth."
Three days later, Kelly addressed the remarks during the opening of her show. "You may have heard that there was a dustup between yours truly and presidential contender Donald Trump. Mr. Trump was upset with a question I asked him at the debate last week about his electability and specifically comments he had made in the past about women," she said.
"A few words on that: Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough but fair question. We agreed to disagree," she continued. "Mr. Trump gave interviews over the weekend that attacked me personally. I have decided not to respond."
She then noted that Trump is "an interesting man who has captured the attention of the electorate."
"That's why he's leading in the polls," she explained. "Trump, who is now the frontrunner, will not apologize. And I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So, I'll continue doing my job—without fear or favor. And Mr. Trump, I expect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far."
Kelly concluded by adding, "This is a tough business and it's time now to move forward."