Donald Trump is running for president. Most people who run for president probably expect it will lead to some tough questions, especially if they have a history of making ridiculous comments — like, as Trump did, calling women fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.
Update: Coverage of the second Republican debate.
But not Trump. He viewed the questions from Fox News moderators about his record and past comments as vicious personal attacks. On Twitter, he voiced his disdain for the moderators, particularly Megyn Kelly, and Frank Luntz's debate focus group by tweeting his own thoughts and retweeting more than a dozen people who came to his defense.
I really enjoyed the debate tonight even though the @FoxNews trio, especially @megynkelly, was not very good or professional!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
"@timjcam: @megynkelly @FrankLuntz @realDonaldTrump Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @MegynKelly will consider other programs!"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
"@CaptTimScrim: Dear @megynkelly , your attempted hatchet job on @realDonaldTrump was unbecoming & a total failure. @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
.@FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came to my office looking for consulting work and I had zero interest. Now he picks anti-Trump panels!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
.@FrankLuntz, your so-called "focus groups" are a total joke. Don't come to my office looking for business again. You are a clown!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
Trump seems to believe that the moderators were harder on him than on the other candidates. Maybe that's true. But it's also true that the other candidates haven't publicly called women fat pigs or disgusting animals, and gone on to defend those acts on national television.