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Ronald Kessler: Trump Meant Nothing Vulgar With Megyn Kelly Comment

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By    |   Monday, 10 Aug 2015 05:50 PM

America won't remember what Donald Trump says during presidential debates, they'll recall who looked "strongest" in match-ups that are more "jungle fight" than policy exchange, journalist Ronald Kessler tells Newsmax TV.

In an interview with "Newsmax Prime" hosts J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan, the author of "First Family Detail," says America has yet to see the "real" Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

"We're seeing the one who says outrageous things – as his top aide Norma Foerderer told me – in order to get attention," Kessler says.

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The real Trump, Kessler insists, "is the guy who built this empire as 22,000 employees and comes across on debates as likable," he said. "In the end, that is probably the number one requisite for getting elected."

Presidential debates aren't "so much about the details of policy," Kessler adds.

"Nobody remembers, nobody cares that much," he said. "It's more a matter of sort of a jungle fight where people look to see who looks strongest."

Kessler says he firmly believes Trump meant nothing vulgar in his assessment of Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly, of whom he described afterward as having "blood coming out of her eyes, her whatever" – a remark interpreted by some as insinuating she was hormonal.

"It was Erick Erickson from RedState who took it as a given that that's what he was talking about," Kessler charged. "The New York Times also took it as a given. The Washington Post, on the other hand, did a very fair job – simply quoted what he said… As Donald Trump said, the normal rhetoric is blood coming out of your ears, out of your nose, and that's obviously what he was talking about."

Yet Kessler disagreed with Trump that Fox News wasn't playing fair with him.

"They were simply doing their job," he said. "They were showing that they were fair, that they don't favor Republicans and they did an admirable job.I think Donald, behind the scenes, would admit that. He understands what journalism is all about."

Kessler said he wouldn't presume to advise Trump on where he should go from here in his campaign.

"Anybody who thinks they can tell Donald what he should do is probably not a real friend of Donald," he said. "But I think he does understand that he needs to broaden his topics, go beyond talking about Mexico and China, and advance the rhetoric to get into other areas. And I think he will do that."

But in light of his continued high-profile, Kessler thinks Trump just might get Secret Service protection "ahead of everybody else."

"That's something that's decided by leaders of Congress with the secretary of Homeland Security," he said. "[Barack] Obama got Secret Service protection earlier than any other candidate.

"That could happen again with Donald."

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America won't remember what Donald Trump says during presidential debates, they'll recall who looked "strongest" in match-ups that are more "jungle fight" than policy exchange, journalist Ronald Kessler tells Newsmax TV.
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