Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is putting his foot down on Donald Trump's antics. After Trump on Monday renewed his attack on host Megyn Kelly the day she returned from vacation, Ailes fired back with a statement of his own. "Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," Ailes wrote Tuesday.
Trump last night tweeted that Kelly "must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game," and called for her to "take another eleven-day unscheduled vacation." As if that weren't enough retaliation for the supposedly tough and unfair questions that Kelly posed to Trump at the first Republican presidential debate earlier this month, Trump went so far as to retweet someone calling Kelly a "bimbo."
Ailes demanded an apology from Trump, and praised Kelly for her handling of Trump's attacks. "I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all Mr. Trump's verbal assaults," Ailes wrote. "Her questioning of Trump at the debate was tough but fair, and I fully support her as she continues to ask the probing and challenging questions that all presidential candidates may find difficult to answer."