Donald Trump stuck to his guns on Tuesday, telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo he didn’t do anything wrong by saying blood was coming out of Megyn Kelly’s “wherever.”

He reiterated he wasn’t commenting on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle when he said blood was coming out of her “wherever.

“It was a ridiculous interpretation…I don’t even know how it could’ve been misconstrued,” Trump said about Megyn Kelly “blood” comments.

Trump then returned to Fox News Tuesday morning for the first time since attacking Kelly in the wake of her tough questioning of the GOP candidate for president during the party's first debate.

But he made no mention of Kelly or her questions during his brief phone interview with "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy, making only passing reference to his brouhaha with the network, saying that they'd "always been friends."

Trump and Fox News, one of the most powerful voices in Republican and conservative circles, had been in a bitter feud since last week's presidential debate. While he leads recent polls, the former reality television star had drawn heated criticism from many in his own party for saying Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" during the debate.

 

On CNN, he continued to keep the door open on running as a third-party candidate and also said he wouldn’t fund Planned Parenthood as president. Trump also said he’s for the abortion exceptions of when a women is raped or is in a life-threatening situation.

On his conversation with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Trump said the two cleared the air and he has no problem with Fox.

 

When asked by Chris Cuomo about his temperament, he revealed his simple strategy: “I whine until I win.

Watch the CNN video.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.