Erick Erickson Uninvites Trump From #RSG15 For Megyn Kelly Comment, Fiorina Rips Trump

Erick Erickson Uninvites Trump From #RSG15 For Megyn Kelly Comment, Fiorina Rips Trump

Post-Thursday’s debate, many people were speculating about Megyn Kelly’s conduct as moderator, and offered up a lot of criticism. And no one was more upset about Megyn Kelly than Donald Trump.

You get the idea. But Trump is supposedly the front runner, so he’s supposed to be able to handle a hostile media. And Megyn Kelly’s an adult, so she can handle Twitter critics.

And then Trump just got nasty.

After a day of escalating hostility, Trump took his attacks on Kelly to the next level on Friday night, apparently insinuating that the moderator had been menstruating when she questioned him during Thursday’s first Republican debate.

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — wherever,” he told anchor Don Lemon during an appearance on CNN.

Watch it for yourself.

Dana Perino summed it up best.

And candidate Carly Fiorina was having none of it, and took to Twitter to call out Trump.

And after all of that…

The RedState Gathering, which is going on this weekend, has many GOP candidates in Atlanta to speak at the conference. Trump was scheduled to speak tonight. Erick Erickson, RedState editor, reveals why he changed his mind.

In a CNN interview, Mr. Trump said of Megyn Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

It was not the “blood coming out of her eyes” part that was the problem.

I think there is no way to otherwise interpret Mr. Trump’s comment. In an attempted clarification, Mr. Trump’s team tells me he meant “whatever”, not “where ever.”

And I’ve been very sympathetic to Donald Trump because so many of the people who have led the party astray refuse to even treat him as a legitimate candidate.

But I also think that while Mr. Trump resonates with a lot of people with his bluntness, including me to a degree, there are just real lines of decency a person running for President should not cross.

His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.

And then Erickson said:

He does not expect that Kelly can make it on such late notice. Personally, I’d LOVE to see her show up.

The Trump team is not taking this well, despite their attempted “clarification.”

Erickson was not going to let that be the last word.

You can argue that Megyn Kelly wasn’t a good moderator. But Trump is taking everything personally. Throughout his campaign so far, he’s shown himself to be hyper-sensitive and used to special treatment because he is The Donald. (Sounds like a certain Democratic candidate whose name starts with “Hillary.”) So when he felt “picked on” during the debate, he started complaining away. And now his off-the-cuff remarks have finally boomeranged back on him. Whether this will seriously damage him has yet to be seen.

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  • Kauf Buch says:

    How queer.
    My first “fill in the blank” reaction was
    EAR, not vagina.

    Oh, sure, it’s easy to interpret it that way, and play the Leftist “you’re seeeeeeeeexist!” card (it’s on the flip side of the Race Card, or so I’ve been told), but

    I. Don’t. Care.

    This is 21st Century politics. If ANY media scum sinks that low, it doesn’t bother me a whit what insults are returned…ANYTHING other than the (what has become) standard GOP “thank you, may I have another” retort.

    After twisting the innocent truth of “on her knees” into a pornographic lie, Kelly earned every last bit of what she has received:

    • Jenny North says:

      There was sexual innuendo in that exchange. It wasn’t out of context.

      • Kauf Buch says:

        Never would consider he meant
        STEAMING HOT ANGRY, eh?!?

        The sexuality is IN YOUR HEAD.

        Hillary, Fauxcahontas and the Left in general THANK you for your Identity Politics/P.C. compliance.

  • Kauf Buch says:

    A second thought, regarding your remark:

    “You can argue that Megyn Kelly wasn’t a good moderator. But Trump is taking everything personally. “

    Maybe it would have helped if (almost?) all of Fox’s “questions” to Trump were on policy issues and not personal attacks.

  • Flag tante Delicto says:

    The Donald is in over his head and cannot just shoot from the hip whenever he wants. Being President does require strength. But on the international stage, it also demands poise. Where Trump lost me was on his comment (during the debate) about the Obama/Iran deal. In his diatribe, he stated that inspections of Iranian facilities were based on 24 hour notice to the Iranians. The fact of the matter is that Iranians will enjoy a 24 DAY notice of inspection, and can appeal that to the P5+1 commission. The minutiae of Donald Trump may just be the thing that leads us to a shooting war before all diplomatic and economic sanctions, whatever the conflict, would be the better course.

  • Jenny North says:

    I think the questions from Fox were all pretty personal, tailored to each candidate – Ben Carson got the only race question for goodness sake! You can argue this was a bad approach, but it wasn’t unfair. I don’t much care for the woman question to Trump, but he sure handled it poorly after the debate (I liked the Rosie O’Donnell comment – can’t stand her). But the bankruptcy question to Trump was absolutely relevant. I am fine with taking advantage of the laws of these United States, but I don’t think the government can declare bankruptcy. So what’s he going to do with that debt? Knowing how he’s handled problems in the past helps us understand what he will do in the future.

    If Trump wins the nomination he’s going to be faced with this and worse. Maybe he doesn’t know that. Megyn Kelly did him a favor.

  • Derek says:

    From Wikipedia:

    “Erickson has tweeted controversial remarks regarding feminists, including (in response to a 2010 Super Bowl ad) the following: “That’s what the feminazis were enraged over? Seriously?!? Wow. That’s what being too ugly to get a date does to your brain” [35] and “Turned on twitter today and there was a barrage of angry feminists upset with me telling them to get in the kitchen and learn to cook”; “Good thing I didn’t suggest the feminists … you know … shave. They’d be at my house trying a post-birth abortion on me”; “Feminists have no sense of humor, but clearly God did in creating feminists.”;[36]”

    Irony is the rotund and rather rude Erickson talking about other people’s looks and actions.

    As a Fox contributor, he’s protecting his paycheck.

    Utterly disingenuous.

  • Wfjag says:

    If Trump can’t deal with a Megyn with a microphone how will he deal with a Putin with nukes? The new version of the Vagina Monologues is Donald is too much of a Pussy to be President.

  • Jodi Giddings says:

    I’m amazed that people are defending his reaction to a perceived slight just like a liberal would react. Criticize FOX and Megyn all you want, but when you start the personal attacks—and make no mistake, that’s what this is—and start screeching, “It’s unfair! then I start suspecting you ARE a liberal. A real man would have gone on Megyn’s show and challenged her there. Instead he runs off and bitches all over the internet and CNN. Trump is as divisive as the current WH occupant. That’s patently clear to me now. Coincidence? Maybe we should call Bill Clinton and ask him.

    BTW: If he can’t handle tough questions–FAIR or not (and liberals are all about fair)–then he should find something else to do with his time. Just wait until Hillary/Soros start looping the “bimbo,” “knees,” etc etc comments 24/7 leading up to the general. FOX would have been criticized for NOT bringing up his past with regard to women. They were right to ask. Just as they were right to ask about a 3rd party run. HE has made these issues. They simply picked up the baton.

    • Jodi Giddings says:

      So, Bitter, you’re saying a retweet of a guest Megyn had on her show (regardless of how vile said guest it) is an…endorsement of the Dem candidate? Quite the stretch. You’re giving Liberal “Debaters” a run for their money.

  • Joanne says:

    You’re completely wrong in this article, as usual. Megyn Kelly came out of the box gunning for Trump. The questions asked at this debate by all the moderators showed they were in the can for Bush all the way. She was deliberately rude and unbusinesslike. She deserved worse than she got. Trump held back.

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