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Trump Booted From Conservative Forum After Latest Remarks

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Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump's remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.i

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump’s remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.

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Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump's remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (right) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speak together during a commercial break at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump’s remarks about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly have triggered a firestorm.

Andrew Harnik/AP

Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET

Despite Thursday night’s debate having solidified Donald Trump’s standing as the GOP frontrunner, he’s not backing off of a feud with Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly, who he calls a “lightweight” who is “highly overrated.”

And this:

But wait. There’s more …

In an interview on CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump described his perception of the debate, saying “she gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions.

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever.”

No doubt it was the “—wherever” that prompted this backlash from fellow GOP presidential contender Carly Fiorina:

In a late night entry on the RedState blog, Erick Erickson disinvited Trump to the RedState Gathering, saying he admired the GOP candidate “for being a blunt talker” but that “there are even lines that blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross.”

“Decency is one of those lines,” he wrote, adding that Trump’s comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN “is a bridge too far for me.”

As The New York Times notes: “Mr. Trump was to have been the final speaker at the RedState Gathering, appearing at a ‘tailgate party’ at the Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Saturday night.”

Hours later (apparently too late to get him re-invited to the forum), Trump sought to clarify his remark:

Getting kicked out of a forum where your rivals will get to speak might present a problem for the likes of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal or Sen. Lindsey Graham, who are at or near the back of the crowded field of Republican wannabes, but for Trump, who has stolen the spotlight from the others for weeks now, it seems unlikely to matter much.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/08/430635431/latest-trump-remarks-gets-him-booted-from-conservative-forum?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news



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