John Dickerson, new host of “Face the Nation” and CBS News political director, has had enough of The Donald v. Megyn Kelly.
“We definitely should move on, for sure,” Dickerson said Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour when asked whether it was time for the press to stop focusing on Trump’s apparent derogatory comments directed at Kelly, who presented Trump with a tough line of questioning at the Aug. 6 Republican presidential primary debate.
Trump, speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon the following day, complained about Kelly’s questions and joked that she had “blood flowing from her wherever,” an apparent reference to her menstrual cycle. Trump later claimed that he was not joking about menstruation.
Dickerson, who will moderate a Democratic primary debate Nov. 14 and a Republican debate Feb 13, defended the Aug. 6 performance of Kelly and her fellow Fox News moderators on Monday.
“I thought they were good, tough questions,” he said.
Dickerson also talked about the challenge of reporting on Trump’s candidacy, which has dominated coverage of the Republican primary process.
“When are you being played and when are you covering a thing that’s big?” Dickerson said. “That’s the challenge of the Donald Trump story.”