Donald Trump has been disinvited from RedState’s gathering today over comments he made on CNN about Megyn Kelly and her questions for him at the GOP Presidential debate Thursday. The RedState Gathering, being held in Atlanta this weekend, is a conservative conference hosted by the popular website. A number of conservative leaders, politicians, and Presidential candidates are scheduled to attend and speak.
In a live interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump said “She (Kelly) gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.”
In response, RedState editor Erick Erickson posted on the RedState website that Trump was disinvited from the event and would not be speaking. Among his comments:
I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency.
He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross.
Decency is one of those lines.
As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me.
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.
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.
I have invited Megyn Kelly to attend in Donald Trump’s place tomorrow night.
Trump responded on Twitter Saturday, saying “@Redstate I miss you all, and thanks for all of your support. Political correctness is killing our country. Weakness.”