Conservative Group Dumps Trump After New Insult to Fox's Kelly

He says she had 'blood coming out of her wherever'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2015 6:03 AM CDT
Conservative Group Dumps Trump After New Insult to Fox's Kelly
Donald Trump participates in the Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump continued his tirade against Fox debate moderator Megyn Kelly last night, but his latest slam has even some of his supporters backing away. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," he told Don Lemon of CNN. "Blood coming out of her wherever." As a result of that last part, the conservative group RedState has dumped Trump from his scheduled speaking role at an event it organized in Atlanta tonight, reports Reuters. "While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far," said RedState's Erick Erickson. He invited Kelly to speak in Trump's place, though there was no word on whether that might happen.

"It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him," writes Erickson at his website. "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." Which means that Trump is being accused of making a derogatory remark about a woman because she was questioning him about his previous derogatory remarks about women. His reaction? "This is just another example of weakness through being politically correct," said his campaign. "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. We'll now be doing another campaign stop at another location." (More Donald Trump stories.)

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