Presidential candidate Donald Trump has officially been uninvited from a gathering of high-profile conservative activists in Atlanta today. Instead, Megyn Kelly will take his place.
During an interview with CNN, Trump made a comment that Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her…wherever” in regards to Kelly’s questions about his use of derogatory language towards women asked during the first GOP debate held on Thursday.
The comment led RedState’s Erick Erickson to withdraw Trump from the event’s Saturday lineup.
Erickson wrote on RedState’s website that it was “just wrong” for Trump to imply in an interview that Kelly’s question was “hormonal”.
“It’s disrespectful to Megyn Kelly. It’s disrespectful to female journalists,” he said. “I don’t want my daughter in the room with Donald Trump.”
Erickson said Trump’s bluntness resonates with a lot of people, but there are “lines of decency a person running for president should not cross.”
Trump, who was leading in the polls going into the debate, told ABC News that he didn’t recognize some of the words Kelly used “whatsoever.”
“We’re going to look at that very carefully but I don’t recognize those words,” he said. “She came up with words that I didn’t recognize. so we’ll see what happens. We’re going to take a very serious look at it.”
The Republican National Committee called on Trump to “immediately clarify” his comment and said it would “highly inappropriate” if he stood by his remarks.