When Erick Erickson showed he was no fan of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, Trump supporters responded with inflammatory rhetoric.
The hard right pundit and editor-in-chief of RedState.com posted Friday some of the emails he received after disinviting Trump from the Red State Gathering last weekend over comments Trump made about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He had previously read some of the emails at the Gathering, an annual confab of Republican activists.
In a series of profanity-laced screeds, Trump supporters called Erickson, among other things, a “moron,” a “despicable slob” and a “loser.”
COWARD TO A NEGRO DEMOCRAT DAILY ____YOU SUCK HIM DAILY WHILE HE INTERRUPTS AND RUNS HIS MOUTH TO DISRUPT A SHOW EVERY SINGLE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“If this is the anger that flows out of Trump supporters, I do not think it is sustainable. Yet it comes daily. It is poisonous to debate, to democracy, and to the soul itself,” he wrote.
He encouraged conservatives to “rise to to the occasion,” and “not descend into a hell of rage,” citing emails like these:
I am a registered Republican and want to know why Trump is not invited to speak? This really pisses me off…. I am moving towards the independent party because of shit like this. Is Mr. Erickson really this fucking stupid? What an idiot….
U fat fuck. U r pathetic, chickenshit cocksucker
My family and I are lifelong Republicans but you want to, excuse the language, “FUCK THINGS UP FOR THE REPUBLICANS”, “YOU JUST SHIT ON A LARGE NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE NATION”!! Keep up the good work, the Hillary Clinton Campaign is: “THRILLED WITH YOUR ACTION” and should put you on their payroll. See you at the Third Party Convention!
Erickson called the sentiments “anger at an unhealthy level.”
In the past, Erickson has called former Supreme Court Justice David Souter a “goat fucking child molester,” and just this week described Hillary Clinton as a “a homely woman” who “can sleep her way into power.”
“It is anger that has gone beyond the righteous anger of repeated betrayals from Washington,” he wrote Friday. “It is an anger that has become unhinged and is potentially uncontrollable. Anger at that level is more often destructive than constructive.”
This post has been updated.