Donald Trump was blocked off the list of attendees at a Republican event in Atlanta after his sexist remark about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of the Republican presidential debate last Tuesday.
Trump accused Kelly of being hard on him because she was menstruating. Trump is seeking the party’s nomination for next year’s presidential elections.
In response to Kelly’s tweets regarding his foul, gender-discriminatory language and posts that ask him if his actuations were characteristic of a man running for president, Trump said in a CNN interview on Friday that Kelly “is just somebody I didn’t have a lot of respect for. “You can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” Trump said.
Trump’s notorious remark seems to have compromised his position with the Republican Party at least for now. Erick Erickson, the host of the Red State Gathering remarked, “As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me.” Trump was supposed to speak in the same event,
Trump also told the media that he fired his political advisor, Roger Stone. Trump’s representative told CNN, “Roger wanted to use the campaign for his own personal publicity… and Mr Trump wants to keep the focus of the campaign on how to Make America Great Again.”
Stone, on the other hand, told his version of the story through a Twitter post. “Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn’t fire me — I fired Trump. Disagree (sic) with diversion to food fight with @megynkelly away core issue messages,” he wrote.
In an interview with CNN, Stone said, “I have nothing but respect for (Trump).He’s leading 15, other experienced applications, why? Because he had a core message of taking on the system, fixing our broke immigration system. Taking on China and Mexico, redoing trade deals to bring jobs back to the country. He was a breath of fresh air. I resigned largely because I thought I was having no impact and the campaign has been diverted from those big picture issues.”
In his tweet last Saturday, Trump attempted to clarify his remark on Tuesday’s presidential debate. His tweet reads: “Re Megyn Kelly quote: ‘you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever’ (NOSE). Just got on w/thought.”
On another tweet, he said, “So many ‘politically correct’ fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!”
Trump’s campaign team issued a statement that echoed Trump’s tweet that the billionaire-presidentiable was alluding to Kelly’s nose, adding that “only a deviant would think anything else.” The team also called Erickson a “total loser.”
Around 24 million viewers watched the debate on Fox News, presumably because of Trump’s scandalous remarks.
On Friday, Trump tweeted his 3.5 million followers: “@FoxNews you should be ashamed of yourself. I got you the highest debate ratings in your history & you say nothing but bad.”
The Republican Party plans to organize eight more debates as it decides on the party’s standard bearer to compete with Democratic Party presidential nominee, who most likely would be Hillary Clinton.
In another Twitter post, Trump tweeted his supporters at Red State. “@redstate I miss you all, and thanks for all of your support. Political correctness is killing our country.”
Trump’s is scheduled to appear again on TV on Sunday on ABC television’s current events show “This Week.”