Donald Trump Those Horrible Things I Said About Women Were All About Rosie!

8/6/2015 6:42 PM PDT

Donald Trump -- Those Horrible Things I Said About Women Were All About Rosie!

Donald Trump had a Ronald Reagan moment early on in the debate, when he interrupted Megyn Kelly's attack on him for things he said about women ... by making it clear the comments were all about Rosie O'Donnell.

Trump owned the stage with the jab, adding that Kelly has said lousy things about him but he would stay kind to her.

Great theater, which sometimes translates into votes.