GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump took to Twitter to take aim at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly Monday night (Aug. 24) after her return from vacation.
Trump took issue with her tough -- he said unfair -- questioning at the first Republican debate, took aim on Twitter and in interviews on a host of news shows and, if his Twitter account is any barometer, has clearly not gotten over it.
First Trump fired off this Tweet: "@megynkelly must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game. Was afraid to confront Dr. Cornel West. No clue on immigration!"
He followed that with: "I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!"
And then: "Megyn needs to go back on vacation. What a waste of an hour on Fox."
The three messages got thousands of retweets and favorites.
Fox had no immediate comment about the new attacks, but others in the Twittersphere did.
"It's shocking actually, CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted. "The GOP frontrunner, trashing Fox's biggest star, retweeting his fans who call @MegynKelly a 'bimbo' and 'a waste.'
Blogger Perez Hilton tweeted, "Donald Trump Attacks Megyn Kelly AGAIN — Is This Bordering On Cyber Bullying?!"
For her part, Kelly has stayed out of the fracas, saying she would do her job "without fear of favor" and leaving it at that.
"This is a tough business, and it is time now to move forward," she said soon after Trump's initial barrage following the GOP debate earlier this month.
As for Trump's reference to the "unscheduled vacation," a Fox spokesperson said when the issue was first raised more than a week ago that "the conspiracy theories about Megyn Kelly’s vacation rank up there with UFOs, the moon landing and Elvis being alive."
"Megyn is on a pre-planned, annual summer vacation with her family, which is much deserved," the spokesperson confirmed. "To imply otherwise, as Donald Trump and his campaign operatives have, is not only wildly irresponsible, but downright bizarre."