Fox anchor Megyn Kelly has likened Donald Trump to Voldemort, the embodiment of evil in the Harry Potter books.
Her insult was made off-camera after she’d begun the Republican presidential debate Trump boycotted by calling him: ‘The elephant not in the room.’
Her aside was revealed by Ted Cruz as the Texas senator was interviewed by Kelly after the Fox News-hosted debate in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday.
He said: ‘Well, you know, you were joking just before we went on air that it was sort of like Voldemort, he who must not be named.’
Kelly is at the center of the Trump-Fox feud that led to the front-runner’s debate boycott and saw him instead hosting a fundraiser for veterans just a few miles down the road.
Trump’s animosity towards Kelly first began in August when she challenged him over his misogynistic comments about women, saying: “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”
Se then asked:“Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?”
Since then, Trump has repeatedly taunted Kelly, making public comments about her professionalism and retweeting sexist and critical tweets.
Asked about Kelly on CNN, Trump famously said, “you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,”
His latest attack came Thursday morning when Trump retweeted images from a photo shoot Kelly did for GQ magazine with the caption: “And this is the bimbo that’s asking presidential questions?”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016