Donald Trump wants American voters to know that he never said anything about Megyn Kelly menstruating during Fox News’ Republican debate. According to the former host of The Apprentice, “deviants” like Erick Erickson simply misunderstood his insult aimed at the debate moderator.
According to CNN, Donald Trump slammed Megyn Kelly during a post-debate interview with the network. The billionaire businessman was upset that The Kelly File host had dared to call him out for making sexist comments in the past, and Trump seemingly continued this pattern by implying that Kelly was being so hard on him because she was on her period. The media mogul didn’t mince words when he attacked Kelly for singling him out.
You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon. “Blood coming out of her wherever.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, conservative blogger Erick Erickson used Donald Trump’s “blood” comment as an excuse to disinvite the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination from this weekend’s RedState Gathering in Atlanta. Erickson released a statement on the RedState website explaining his decision to dump Trump.
“His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. 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.”
Donald Trump responded to his revoked invite by attempting to clarify his “blood” comment. According to the Guardian, Trump’s campaign released a statement implying that Erickson had his mind in the gutter when Trump’s comment immediately made him think of Megyn Kelly menstruating.
“Mr Trump said ‘blood was coming out of her eyes and whatever’ meaning nose, but wanted to move on to more important topics. Only a deviant would think anything else.”
Unsurprisingly, the Trump campaign also labeled Erickson a “total loser.” However, Donald Trump missed out on the opportunity to call Erick Erickson out for his own troubling habit of making sexist comments. Vox recently labeled Erickson a “prominent sexist” and provided plenty of evidence that the conservative activist also enjoys insulting women. This includes tweets about how “angry feminists” should be at home making sandwiches and the use of Rush Limbaugh’s beloved “feminazi” epithet.
“That’s what being too ugly to date does to your brain,” Erickson once tweeted of female activists. He’s also criticized Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton’s looks, said that women aren’t funny as men, and celebrated Donald Trump’s Rosie O’Donnell bashing.
How awesome is Fox for letting Trump come on and bash Rosie!! Awesome.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 25, 2007
That Michelle Obama public service announcement on Haiti is not very flattering. Move the camera back please.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 20, 2010
Erick Erickson might be white knighting Megyn Kelly now, but he made some sexist comments that she found offensive during a 2013 interview. According to Salon, Erickson angered Kelly by complaining that working mothers are “bad for kids and bad for marriage.” She responded by criticizing Erickson for using nothing but his own conclusions to back up his claims.
“What makes you dominant and me submissive, and who died and made you Scientist-in-Chief?” Kelly asks Erickson in the video below.
Do you think Erick Erickson is being a hypocrite by dumping Donald Trump from his event over the Megyn Kelly “blood” comment when he’s said equally terrible things about women in the past?
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