Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly has said she isn't sorry for asking presidential candidate Donald Trump a "tough but fair" question during the first Republican primary debate last week.

Kelly asked the property magnate and reality TV star about previous misogynistic comments, and when he interrupted Kelly pressed him for a real answer. Trump then responded with, um, more sexism:

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Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question was unfair and I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough but fair question. We agree to disagree.

I certainly will not apologise for doing good journalism.

Mr. Trump, I expect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign so far. This is a tough business and I think it’s time now to move forward.

Trump tweeted after Kelly's show that Fox News Chair and CEO Roger Ailes had reached out to assure the candidate he'll be "treated fairly" by the station:

Trump is appearing on the network's shows "Fox & Friends" and "Hannity" on Tuesday.

He continues to dominate in the polls - the last Ipsos/Reuters poll puts his support at 24 per cent among party members, with closest rival Jeb Bush trailing at 12 per cent.

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