Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly was at the end of her rope during a Wednesday broadcast, reacting to Donald Trump's most recent gaffes where he reminded voters of his bullying of a disabled reporter and misogynistic comments toward her.
As he's tumbled in the polls following the Democratic National Convention, Trump has been repeatedly told by advisers to stay on message. Campaign manager Paul Manafort, Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, and many others want him to attack Hillary Clinton and drop his war against the Khan family — who criticized him at the Democratic convention and in the press — and avoid fights with media outlets. At a campaign stop in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Trump mostly heeded that advice — until he didn't.
A clip showed Trump bringing up his infamous attack on Kelly from last year when he said, "There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her … wherever."
Instead of letting that ugly comment die, Trump brought it up in Daytona Beach.
"[Hillary Clinton has the commercial] with 'Blood coming out of her eyes.' I meant her nose or her ears or her mouth, but these people are perverted!"
Trump also again mentioned and defended his discredited claim that Muslims were celebrating in New Jersey after the 9/11 attacks. Then he tried to explain his widely publicized mocking of disabled New York Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski last year.
"[Kovaleski] was groveling," Trump said. "I won't make the motions because if I do they'll say something. No one's better to people with disabilities than me. I spent millions and millions on buildings taking care of people with disabilities."
Kelly laughed in disbelief, then asked, "What is he doing relitigating every controversy from the primary season?" She then pointed out Trump's hypocrisy regarding accomodations for people with disabilities.
"The fact that Trump has put ramps in his building is required by law, he doesn't get extra credit for that!" she said. Trump supporter David Wohl responed by saying, "They're very expensive in his buildings, Megyn."
Kelly uttered, "Oh, good God," and buried her head in her hands. Watch below.
The issue of disability rights concerns more than candidates not mocking handicapped people, according to advocate Emily Ladau. In a video for Rooted in Rights, Ladau says she wants substantive policy proposals for the disabled, like increased job opportunities and housing options. Watch below.