Donald Trump has learned one lesson from his relentless tweeting throughout the 2016 campaign for the White House: Be careful what you retweet.
"The thing that gets me in trouble is the retweets," Trump said, in an interview Tuesday with Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "The retweet is really more of a killer than the tweets."
Kelly asked the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to explain some of his more controversial remarks on the social media platform, including one retweet that referred to the news anchor as a "bimbo."
It's a term, Kelly noted, that he used "many times."
"Ooh, okay, excuse me," said Trump, laughing, and later adding, "Over your life, Megyn, you've been called worse."
Pressed about the message that sends to women, Trump defended his controversial style, saying he was merely "fighting back" on Twitter, a platform that's ideally suited for such exchanges.
"It’s a modern day forum of fighting back," Trump saId. "I mean, it really is."
Trump had previously acknowledged he had gone too far, as when he retweeted an unflattering photo of Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, and sparked a feud between the two rivals for the GOP nomination.
But Trump refused to call that a "mistake," telling Kelly, "I could have done without it."
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.