Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is generating more buzz and criticism two days after remarks he made during Thursday’s Republican debate that led to even more controversial statements about Fox’s Megyn Kelly from the billionaire candidate and a disinvitation at today’s Red State Republican gathering in Georgia.
During the televised debate in Cleveland, Fox’s Megyn Kelly asked Trump a fair question about his track record of making disparaging comments towards women.
“Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals’ Kelly said.
“Your twitter account”….
Kelly clarified that “For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.”
Trump acknowledged that Kelly’s statement was actually true.
“Yes, I am sure it was” Trump said.
“Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”
Trump played the victim role about him being challenged by “so many people” and then launched his overused tirade about “political correctness” that led to a salvo of accusations from the thin-skinned billionaire Republican candidate.
“I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody” Trump said.
“And frankly, what I say, and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.
“But you know what, we — we need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around. That, I can tell you right now.” Trump added.
After the debate ended, Trump was actually not so nice to Megyn Kelly and called her a “bimbo” on Twitter in his usual bombastic and offensive fashion that is alienating him from the Republican establishment and causing more Americans to question his character to fill the role as president.
Trump also strangely told CNN that Fox’s Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” while moderating the debate and then later clarified his controversial statement on twitter:
“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.
Trump later stated that his Megyn Kelly comments were misinterpreted by “deviant” minds.
After igniting a firestorm last month following a political gathering when he questioned whether fellow Republican Senator John McCain is a war hero because he was captured as a P.O.W., Trump has become increasingly more defensive and vulnerable to criticism due to his blunt and yet reckless talk that proves he’s quite prone to reacting impulsively and out of spite as a leader.
Trump was scheduled to give a keynote speech tonight in Atlanta at a conservative Red State Gathering.
But Red State editor Erick disinvited Trump from the gathering following his comments about Fox’s Megyn Kelly and later refusal to apologize over the widely criticized remarks.
“I think it was inappropriate, I really think it was inappropriate. I’ve got my wife here, I’ve got my daughter here, I’ve got 800 friends of mine here. It’s a family friendly program, and if he’s not going to clarify that this isn’t what he meant, I don’t think I want him at my event” Erickson said.
Predictably, Trump shot back at Erickson and called him a “total loser” and then questioned his support for “establishment losers” in failed campaigns.
More drama and headlines for Donald Trump, a former reality star known for sparking controversy.