After Tiff With Megyn Kelly, Trump Engages In War With Fox’s Frank Luntz

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August 18, 2015 11:50 a.m.

Fresh off his confrontation with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump is now lashing out at Fox News pollster Frank Luntz over the focus group following the first Republican presidential debate.

The participants in Luntz’s focus group bashed the real estate mogul’s performance and called Trump “mean” and “bombastic.” Trump was quick to criticize the focus group, calling Luntz a “clown” and a “low class slob” on Twitter.

Before the debate, Luntz allegedly told attendees at a South Carolina fundraiser that Trump is “addicted” to attention and could hurt the Republican Party, according to Politico.

Luntz would not address the comments he made in South Carolina with Politico on Monday. But he said that Trump taps into the fears of Republican voters without providing solutions. He told Politico that Trump is “delivering a big ‘F you’ to the elites in America.”

“And that resonates on both sides,” Luntz said. “But ‘F you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘F you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘F you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get you where you need to go. ‘F you’ doesn’t make America strong. ‘F you’ doesn’t solve anything.

Trump then responded to Luntz and accused the pollster of targeting the real estate mogul since he was not hired by Trump as a consultant, according to Politico.

“I caught him cold,” Trump told Politico on Monday. “And frankly, if I was [Fox News President] Roger Ailes, I’d fire that guy so fast for what he did that his head would spin.”

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