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Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

Posted by on Aug. 8, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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 http://news.yahoo.com/gop-candidates-ride-debate-momentum-redstate-activists-065328361--election.html#

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.

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."

"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 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

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Aug. 8, 2015 at 12:23 PM
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Yep....from NPR:

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Trump Booted From Conservative Forum After Latest Remarks

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump's remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump's remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.

Andrew Harnik/AP

Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET

Despite Thursday night's debate having solidified Donald Trump's standing as the GOP frontrunner, he's not backing off of a feud with Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly, who he calls a "lightweight" who is "highly overrated."

And this:

But wait. There's more ...

In an interview on CNN's Don Lemon, Trump described his perception of the debate, saying "she 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."

No doubt it was the "—wherever" that prompted this backlash from fellow GOP presidential contender Carly Fiorina:

In a late night entry on the RedState blog, Erick Erickson disinvited Trump to the RedState Gathering, saying he admired the GOP candidate "for being a blunt talker" but that "there are even lines that blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross."

"Decency is one of those lines," he wrote, adding that Trump's comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN "is a bridge too far for me."

As The New York Times notes: "Mr. Trump was to have been the final speaker at the RedState Gathering, appearing at a 'tailgate party' at the Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Saturday night."

Hours later (apparently too late to get him re-invited to the forum), Trump sought to clarify his remark:

Later, Trump's campaign released a rambling statement in which he repeated that he had meant "nose" and stated: "Only a deviant would think anything else."

He pointed out that Erick Erickson had had to retract or apologize for some over-the-top statements of his own in the past.

"Also, not only is Erick a total loser, he has a history of supporting establishment losers in failed campaigns so it is an hour to be uninvited from this event," Trump's campaign statement read.

In an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, Erickson acknowledged some past indiscreet comments.

"I am a sinner like everyone else and have said some really dumb, stupid things in my life and had to apologize for them," Erickson told host Linda Wertheimer.

"Donald Trump not only didn't apologize – his campaign, when I called them last night – wouldn't even acknowledge that Donald Trump had said what he'd said," Erickson said. "They didn't want to acknowledge it. Then, when I asked them if they'd clarify, they only wanted to do a private clarification to me that he had said 'whatever,' not 'wherever.'"

"I think he confuses political correctness and common decency," he said of Trump. "It's not common decency to accuse a reporter of being, well, on her menstrual cycle because she asked him a tough question."

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Aug. 8, 2015 at 12:51 PM
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Wait is this PCness running amok?

Has it infiltrated GOP circles?????

LGA1165
by on Aug. 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM

 LOL, I KNOW!!!   So PC! Eeek!

 They objected to The Donald calling her a Bimbo and referred to...blood, coming from her eyes and from....wherever!

Quoting Sisteract:

Wait is this PCness running amok?

Has it infiltrated GOP circles?????

 

armywifey1983
by on Aug. 8, 2015 at 1:09 PM
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He isn't exempt from the consequences of running his mouth, even if he is 'The Donald'.

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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Yeah, Trump does say some idiotic things. No doubt.
fairymom82
by Bronze Member on Aug. 8, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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While a nasty thing to say, I can only suspect this will raise his chances with a certain amount of people who like pigs. Smh. Oh, well if he ends up being an actual runner all the more chance of an independent or Dem getting elected.
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Aug. 8, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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As he should be. He can disagree with how she conducted the debate and what questions she asked, but he shouldn't take it personal
LGA1165
by on Aug. 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM
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Makes sense to me !

Quoting fairymom82: While a nasty thing to say, I can only suspect this will raise his chances with a certain amount of people who like pigs. Smh. Oh, well if he ends up being an actual runner all the more chance of an independent or Dem getting elected.
denise3680
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM
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Is it really pc to not insult or name call people? I mean really people are getting pissy because the ones they want to degrade, disrespect, insult and put down actually are standing up and saying that is wrong and not allowing it to happen? Seriously, I think people really need to reevaluate what because my kind and respectful to other people really means:/
Pc run amok? Why is that? because you can't just talk and treat people any way you want? That or not everyone is going to like what you have to say or how you say it? Maybe they are the ones that need to get over it:/
denise3680
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM
I just want to clarify your response. Are you ok that he calls her a bimbo, her hormones runs her ideas, she is not smart or clever and every other thing he has said about women? My ? To you is, what is pc about being respectful? Why is it ok for him to be able to at what he wants to say, no matter how disrespectful or derogatory, but it's wrong for others to push back on his words?

Quoting Sisteract:

Wait is this PCness running amok?

Has it infiltrated GOP circles?????

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