Trump barred from RedState conservative gathering after latest slam against Megyn Kelly

Trump barred from RedState conservative gathering after latest slam against Megyn Kelly

Fresh off from tweeting that Megyn Kelly was a bimbo after the Fox debates last week, Donald Trump doubled down implying it was that time of the month for her. For that reference, Donald Trump was barred from the RedState conservative confab. While I think Trump’s reference was crude, I don’t see that as a reason to reprimand him and ban him from a conservative conference. That’s Trump being Trump. Not going to the gathering doesn’t hurt Trump, but it does divide the Republican Party even further. I’m not defending Megyn Kelly either. Her conduct the other night in the debates concerning Trump was nothing short of strategic hit against The Donald, hoping to discredit him and make him look bad. The moderators pitted everyone against each other and dog-piled on Trump. That wasn’t a debate – it was a badly choreographed reality show.

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From Breitbart:

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump opened his mouth and now finds the door closed to him at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists.

His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox News moderators from Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, has led to a scolding by the party and condemnation by organizers of the RedState Gathering.

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The billionaire businessman lashed out against Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for her questions during the campaign’s first debate. 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.”

Referring to Kelly’s questions, Trump told CNN in an interview late Friday, “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Soon after the interview aired, RedState’s Erick Erickson booted Trump from the event’s Saturday lineup.

“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,” Erickson wrote on the RedState website.

He said 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.”

Trump’s campaign was incensed — and unbowed.

“This is just another example of weakness through being politically correct. For all of the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you. Blame Erick Erickson, your weak and pathetic leader,” according to a campaign statement.

The Republican National Committee, treading carefully about the current front-runner for the 2016 nomination, called on Trump to “immediately clarify” his comment and said it would “highly inappropriate” if Trump stood by his remarks.

Trump needs “to understand that he is seeking the presidency of the United States now and that words do matter,” RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told NBC’s “Today” show on Saturday.

“I’m hoping that Mr. Trump, because he does speak off the cuff, because he doesn’t ascribe to political correctness, was speaking in a way that wasn’t fully thought out,” Spicer said.

Trump’s absence from Saturday’s program threatened to overshadow appearances by a number of his rivals, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Erickson said he had invited Fox’s Kelly to attend in place of Trump in the evening.

There’s also a chance that Trump’s words were misconstrued here. I wonder if anyone bothered to ask Trump about that? Trump is not going to bow to political correctness. To expect him to is naive. He’s been at this game for a long, long time and he doesn’t back down. To do so is a sign of weakness and capitulation. That’s not how the game is won. Erick Erickson is a great guy and I can understand his viewpoint, but I think barring Trump was a mistake at this juncture and will backfire. And I’m fairly certain at this point people are pretty fed up with Megyn Kelly. While it might be nice to see a little more polish… a little more diplomacy… you have to remember that The Donald is not fundamentally a politician. He’s being something we haven’t seen in a very long time… an honest broker. Where else are you going to find any of that? And manners do not always mate seamlessly with honesty. Me, I’ll take the honesty. Diplomacy is cheap and honesty is not to be found out there these days. If the rough edges are the price I pay for the honesty, I’ll wear gloves. Trump says what he thinks and should not be slapped on the hand by others thinking they need to put the Trumpster in his place. It won’t work.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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