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10 Recent Trump Feuds: Who He's Sparred With and Why

10 Recent Trump Feuds: Who He's Sparred With and Why
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 15th Annual Family Banquet and Presidential Forum held at the Iowa State fairgrounds on September 19, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Steve Pope/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:12 AM

Donald Trump reignited his feud with Fox News on Wednesday, saying he would boycott the network for what he called unfair treatment.

As the Republican frontrunner in the race for president, Trump is sure to continue sparring with opponents on all sides as they try to knock him from the top spot.

Gathered below are 10 instances in which Trump has either defended himself from an attack, or gone on the offensive to shore up his position as the frontrunner.

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1. Chris Cillizza — "One of the dumber and least respected of the political pundits is Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post @TheFix. Moron hates my poll numbers," Trump tweeted in May, pointing out that his rise in the polls had irritated the elite media. Trump eventually praised Cillizza on Twitter, when the columnist wrote he was wrong to doubt Trump.

2. The Huffington Post
— "It's driving Arianna Huffington & the money losing Huffington Post post crazy that I am #1 in their poll and they only write bad stories about me!" Trump wrote on Twitter after the online publication announced in July it would only cover Trump's candidacy in its entertainment section. 

3. The Des Moines Register
— "Trump has been at war with the largest paper in Iowa for two months, ever since its editorial board called for him to drop out in not-nice terms," The Washington Post reported this week. "Trump declined to speak from the Register-sponsored soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, and, more recently, denied press credentials to reporters from the paper."

4. Megyn Kelly
— Trump's feud with the cable channel began in August, when Republican debate moderator and Fox News host Megyn Kelly pressed the billionaire about past comments he's made toward women. Trump slammed Kelly for the inquiry after the debate, saying she had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever." Trump reportedly made amends during a reported phone call with Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, and was soon back on the network's shows. But not for long.

5. Bill O'Reilly — During a Tuesday interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show, the Fox News host said "the worst thing you could give Donald Trump is this tweeting thing," referring to Twitter. "So I just think this is just an extension of his reality show, 'The Apprentice.' This is just theater right now . . . The personal stuff is a piffle." Trump soon responded on Twitter, writing to O'Reilly, "Why don't you have some knowledgeable talking heads on your show for a change instead of the same old Trump haters. Boring!"

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6. Fox News Channel
— On Tuesday, Trump burned bridges with Fox News once more, writing on Twitter that the network "has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won't be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future." Fox responded in a statement, saying they had canceled on Trump well before he devised his boycott. "When coverage doesn't go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome," Fox responded.

7. Carly Fiorina
— The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard launched her first volley against Trump in August, after he criticized Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "I stand with Megyn Kelly," she wrote on Twitter soon after Trump made his "blood coming out of her wherever," comments. "Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse." Trump later defended his comments, saying he was in no way referring to menstruation.

8. Hugh Hewitt — Just days before the CNN-hosted second Republican primary debate, the conservative talk radio host asked Trump during an exclusive interview about the Quds Force, a unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Trump's answer pertained to the Kurds, a Middle Eastern ethnic population. Many said the interview showed Trump was uninformed on foreign policy. Trump responded on Twitter, writing, "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a 3rd rate 'gotcha' guy!" The two mended fences during a second interview in late September, where Hewitt promised "no gotchas, no tricks."

9. Fiorina, again
— During the second Republican primary debate this month, a CNN moderator asked Fiorina what she thought of Trump's past comments about her appearance, specifically her face. "I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said," Fiorina responded, prompting huge applause from the crowd.

10. National Review editor Rich Lowry
— After the Trump-Fox feud was renewed this week, Lowry appeared on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show "The Kelly File," saying that Fiorina castrated Trump during the last primary debate. "Let’s be honest: Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon, and he knows it," said Lowry. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to respond, writing, "Incompetent Rich Lowry lost it tonight on Fox News. He should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!" In a follow up tweet, he wrote "Fox News owes me an apology for allowing clueless pundit Rich Lowry to use such foul language on TV. Unheard of!"

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Donald Trump reignited his feud with Fox News on Wednesday, saying he would boycott the network for what he called unfair treatment.
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