Under Fire, Trump Resurrects His Oldest Campaign Trail Controversies

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August 3, 2016 5:10 p.m.

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One year ago this week, then-long shot candidate Donald Trump was alluding to Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle as the reason for her tough questions during the first presidential debate. The GOP nominee took up re-litigating that one-sided feud on Wednesday, saying he was referring to Kelly’s nose, ears, or mouth when he said she had “blood coming out of her whatever.” Anyone who disagrees is “perverted,” Trump told attendees at a Daytona Beach, Florida town hall.

He also rationalized that he was “acting out ‘groveling’” New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski when he jerked and trashed around on stage last November, which was widely read as Trump mocking the reporter’s disabilities.

Trump said he’s spent “millions” on ramps and other features to make his properties accessible to people with disabilities, apparently a reference to the legal requirements for buildings under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I am a tremendous fan” of disabled people, Trump added.

During the nominee’s wide-ranging address, he also suggested that if his policy banning Muslim immigration was in place before Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists “wouldn’t have been here to knock down the World Trade Center.”

It’s only Wednesday, but Trump has sparred this week with everyone from the parents of a dead Muslim-American war hero and his own top staffers to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a random baby in Virginia.

He opened the Florida town hall by reassuring supporters the campaign is “doing really well” and has “never been so well united.”

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