She had asked the candidate about his use of derogatory language toward women and whether it reflected the “temperament of a man we should elect as president”.
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Donald Trump’s feud with Megyn Kelly escalated Friday night when he said the Fox News host had “blood coming out of her wherever” at this week’s Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him.
In an interview with the paper, Erickson said that Trump was originally schedules to speak at the RedState gathering today at the College Football Hall of Fame.
What’s most worrying about Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate wasn’t Donald Trump’s outrageous remarks about Mexico and Mexicans, but the fact that none of the other nine contenders had the courage to confront him with a vigorous statement setting the record straight on immigration and criticizing racism.
Mr. Trump made Megyn Kelly look really bad – she was a mess with her anger and totally caught off guard.
Don Lemon interviewed Trump about the debate, and The Donald made more sexist comments about Kelly. “In my opinion, she was off base”.
Trump tweeted Saturday that when he said the blood was “coming out of wherever”, he was referring to Kelly’s nose. “I would certainly never say anything about a person like that, and I hope he apologizes because I think that he should”.
“I think he confuses political correctness and common decency”, he said of Trump.
WERTHEIMER: Thank you. First of all, let’s listen to what Donald Trump said on the cable show “CNN Tonight”. As a result of that, Erick Erickson, who has been the purveyor… (His campaign had failed to convey this to Erickson.) Moments later, the campaign released a statement, credited to Trump, that ripped into the RedState editor-in-chief personally.
Erickson, though, got strong applause as he announced his decision.
“I think it’s probably appropriate [to rescind Trump’s invitation], just in terms of this is Erick’s gathering, he feels pretty strongly about it, and I think most people would agree”, Walker said.
He invited Kelly in Trump’s place. “I’m sorry”. While RedState makes new plans, several attendees have begun searching for a replacement presidential candidate to become the standard-bearer of conservatives who remain angry with the Republican Party.
“Trump stuck his foot in his mouth, as usual, but that’s nothing new”. He fielded questions about how Southern conservatives can connect with his boisterous Jersey personality and said that Americans from all regions care about a sound economy, national security and individual liberty.
“I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well”.
“The Republican Party is not engaged in a war on women”, said Huckabee. Kelly also pointed out Trump’s past support for Democrats and asked, “when did you become a Republican?” Being POTUS is tougher. “We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!”
The statement also called Erickson “a total loser”.