Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s detente with Fox News host Megyn Kelly ended on Friday when he called on his fans to boycott her show, The Hill reported.
“Never worth watching. [It is] always a hit on Trump,” he posted on Twitter. “She is sick [and] the most overrated person on TV.”
The post can be seen in full below:
Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching. Always a hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2016
Trump’s remark came a day after he accused the Kelly File host of devoting her shows to him despite “always complaining” about the candidate. It is the latest salvo in the on-again off-again feud between the real estate mogul and the conservative network, which he has accused at various points of being unfair to him.
But just last week, she defended Trump, saying protesters at his canceled rally in Chicago “shut down” his right to free speech.
The mogul’s fans have also attacked Kelly for asking about the lawsuit concerning Trump University. Trump most notably insulted Kelly last August, when he claimed she had “blood coming out of her wherever” following a GOP candidate debate.
While Fox officials have defended Kelly in the past, on Friday contributor Geraldo Rivera was the first to publicly respond to Trump, telling him, “I love you man but basta.”
“This obsession with [Kelly] is weird [and] unhelpful,” Rivera replied on Twitter. “She’s doing her job, you do yours.”
Update, 7:30 p.m. EST: Fox News released a statement calling Trump’s latest remarks “especially deplorable.” The release can be read in full below:
Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land. Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America — we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults. As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.