Now that Donald Trump’s statements about Megyn Kelly have gone public, it’s time for the media to shun Mr. Trump entirely. He shouldn’t be invited on another Sunday morning show. He shouldn’t be invited on cable news shows, either. This isn’t about political correctness. It’s about not enabling Mr. Trump to spew the most disgusting accusations imaginable on TV as an invited guest.

Last night, during an interview on CNN, Mr. Trump said that “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — wherever” about Megyn Kelly. What type of man says something like that?

When word got out that Trump had made that disgusting statement about Ms. Kelly, Erick Erickson, the organizer and host of RedState Gathering 15, took to Twitter to tell people that he’d rescinded his invitation to Mr. Trump for the Saturday night finale, later saying that “I wanted to have him here as a legitimate candidate, but no legitimate candidate suggests somehow a female asking questions is doing it because she’s hormonal,” Erickson told reporters late Friday night.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump issued his own statement:

“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,” he tweeted.

His campaign also skewered Erickson in a statement.

“This is just another example of weakness through being politically correct. For all of the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you. Blame Erick Erickson, your weak and pathetic leader. We’ll now be doing another campaign stop at another location,” the statement read.

Mr. Trump’s statements aren’t credible. They’re self-serving, though. What person in their right mind would buy that anyone would have blood coming out of their eyes? It’s clear that Mr. Trump doesn’t respect women whatsoever. In late July, I wrote an article titled Donald Trump, tyrant. I wrote that article because the Trump campaign had barred Katie Obradovich, the chief political reporter from the Des Moines Register, from a public campaign event, later saying that the DMR was “a left wing rag.” (Are you detecting a pattern here?) Ms. Obradovich’s offense? Her newspaper’s editorial board had written a scathing editorial about Mr. Trump.

It’s pretty apparent that Mr. Trump lashes out at whoever criticizes him. That criticism includes ripping people, either by calling them pathetic (in Erickson’s case) or insinuating that they’re hormonal (in Ms. Kelly’s case).

Here’s a question that Mr. Trump’s supporters should ask themselves: How will Mr. Trump get things done in Washington, DC after he’s alienated everyone that’s criticized him?

Finally, let’s admit that Mr. Trump doesn’t hate political correctness. Let’s admit that Mr. Trump is just a mean-spirited egotist who can’t handle rejection.

3 Responses to “Donald Trump’s diatribe”

  • J. Ewing says:

    I think it’s quite possible he is both. Certainly his rejection of political correctness is part of his “charm” with voters sick to death of such silliness. Unfortunately he lacks the good manners to couch his objections in socially acceptable terms. We’ve got a massive ego in the WH now; we don’t need another.

  • eric z says:

    ” … it’s time for the media to shun Mr. Trump entirely.”

    Aug. 11, Strib online has an AP feed indicating FOX has Trump booked for two shows. Chasing ratings, or fair and balanced?

  • walter hanson says:

    YOU know I’ve had a couple of thoughts. Trump likes to portray himself as a master marketer. So he should understand how Hillary and the Democrats will attack him and will he be able to respond.

    A key demographic for the Democrats is women voters. Doesn’t Donald see that he might have ticked off 1% plus of the voters he needs to win. That is not good marketing.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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