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Donald Trump lashes out at Megyn Kelly: Boycott her show because ‘she is sick’

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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:

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.

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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.”

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“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.

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BUSTED: CNN’s panel of women defending Trump’s racism were literally the ‘Trumpettes’

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CNN aired a panel that featured “Republican women” defending President Trump’s racist tweets, but failed to mention that they were actually part of a pro-Trump group whose members the network had interviewed in the past.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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Ben Carson is Donald Trump’s faulty human shield against accusations of racism

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Ben Carson is back in the news — after another long absence — because Donald Trump has once again been accused of racism.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

The secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the only African-American member of the president’s Cabinet, and is often trotted out to clean up after Trump makes a mess too obviously problematic for the media to ignore. While Trump has tried to spin his recent racist attacks on four progressive freshman congresswomen as a strategic maneuver meant to manipulate Democratic infighting to his advantage, Carson's re-emergence from his stupor should be a clear indication that the president’s team recognizes the damage that can be caused by his unforced errors.

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An illegal trend could be emerging after Trump let Kellyanne Conway off the hook for breaking federal law

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Federal workplaces are supposed to be free of politics, but a Trump administration appointee used a government forum Wednesday to express support for the president’s reelection.

At a conference on religious freedom hosted by the State Department, an official told the crowd of several hundred people that “hopefully he will be reelected,” referring to President Donald Trump.

It’s illegal for federal employees to engage in political activities while they are on the job.

“It’s a violation of the Hatch Act for a federal official, to say in her official capacity, to hope that the president will be reelected,” said Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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