Donald Trump has found himself in the unlikely situation of having to fend off an onslaught of tweets from women live-tweeting their periods at him.
The outspoken business tycoon is being targeted on Twitter after clashing with Fox News host Megyn Kelly during the GOP debate over his disparaging comments about women.
In a discussion about their exchange afterwards, Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” a comment that many understood to be him trying to insult Kelly by suggesting she was challenging him because she was on her period.
Trump denied this was the case and caused even more of furore when he tried to defend his comments by claiming anyone who believed he had been talking about periods must be a "deviant".
“I was going to say, nose, and/or ears. Because that’s a very common statement,” he said. “Blood flowing out of somebody’s nose, and remember she had great anger when she was questioning me.”
But his claims have done little to quell the social media users currently tweeting at Trump with details about where they are in their cycle to prove that menstruation can never be used as an insult against a woman.
In typical Trump fashion, he also branded the right wing blogger who cancelled an upcoming performance over his perception that Trump was referring to periods a “total loser”. He has yet to reply to the new #periodsarenotinsults campaign, launched by Femsplain founder Amber Gordon, although his Twitter track record suggests we won't have to wait long for a response.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
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