The real estate mogul has refused to apologize to Kelly for the remark. He denied Tuesday morning on CNN's "New Day" that he was making a reference to Kelly's menstrual cycle, as some people -- including Erick Erickson, who disinvited Trump from his Saturday RedState Gathering -- had thought.
"Frankly, I don't even know how it could be misconstrued unless somebody's a deviant," the billionaire told CNN host Chris Cuomo.
Still, despite Trump's proclamation that he "would be the best for women" if elected President, Twitter users barraged him this week with live updates on their periods (or lack thereof) using the hashtag #periodsarenotaninsult. A website set up by Amber Gordon of Femsplain even offered templates for the period-tracking tweets.
— haley ♀ (@haleyp) August 9, 2015
— Rebecca Gorena (@rebeccagorena) August 10, 2015
— Blue Girl (@BGinKC) August 10, 2015
— Starlight Witch (@starlightgeek) August 11, 2015
— jeff in real life (@thecultureofme) August 8, 2015
Brands got in on the hashtag, too:
This Donald Trump #periodsarenotaninsult thing has us considering a new tagline: "Lunapads: for when blood comes out of your whatever"
— Lunapads.com (@Lunapads) August 10, 2015