GOPers Turn On Donald Trump After Megyn Kelly ‘Blood’ Comment

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August 8, 2015 10:23 a.m.

Donald Trump’s suggestion that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” was “a bridge too far” for some conservatives.

Erick Erickson, the editor-in-chief of RedState.com and a Fox News contributor, withdrew Trump’s invitation to appear at this weekend’s RedState Gathering — a summit for conservatives including a number of GOP 2016ers — soon after Trump made the remarks on CNN Friday.

“As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me,” Erickson wrote on RedState.com.

Erickson said he had invited Kelly to appear in Trump’s place at the conservative conference.

Earlier Friday evening, Trump had lashed out at the Fox News host when calling into CNN.

“She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Trump’s GOP rivals also bashed him for the comment.

“Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse,” Carly Fiorina tweeted. “I stand with @megynkelly.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) agreed.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki called the “meltdown” “sad but predictable.”

The presidential campaign of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a statement praising Erickson for the decision to disinvite Trump from Red State gathering.

“As a party, we are better to risk losing without Donald Trump than trying to win with him,” the statement said, according to The Guardian. “Enough already with Mr Trump.”

Trump tried to walk back the comment, saying that he was talking about Kelly’s nose.

But his campaign still had some criticisms for Erickson.

“By the way, the guy (Erick Erickson) who made the decision about RedState called Supreme Court Justice David Souter a ‘goat [expletive] child molester’ and First Lady Michelle Obama a ‘Marxist Harpy.’ He was forced to make a humbling apology,” his campaign said in a statement.

“Also, not only is Erick a total loser, he has a history of supporting establishment losers in failed campaigns so it is an honor to be uninvited from his event. Mr. Trump is an outsider and does not fit his agenda.”

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