I’m Still reporting from Washington.
Donald Trump has been disinvited from one of the premier conservative Republican functions tonight in Atlanta over comments he made about FoxNews reporter Megyn Kelly on CNN Friday night. Trump, embolden by a massive show of grassroots support over the hostile treatment he received at the hands of the fox news team at Thursday night’s republican debate, told CNN’s Don lemon: ” she is a lightweight. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes.” Donald, I can agree with you up to this point. That is fair criticism as well as being accurate criticism. However, the next statement crosses the line of civility. ” Blood coming out of her wherever.” Trump was scheduled to give the keynote speech tonight at the red State gathering in Atlanta. However, This morning, Red state organizer Erick Erickson disinvited Trump and has invited Megan Kelly of the Fox team to replace him. Erickson wrote: ”There are lines that even blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.”
Fox news owner Rupert Murdoch praised the debate moderators while criticizing his personal friend, Donald Trump.
”Friend Donald has to learn this is public life.” Donald, we are in a political war that is even more important than any military war this nation has ever fought. Rupert is right. The forces that have tried to choke the life out of the American freedom experiment for two centuries are now very close to success. Without Rupert Murdoch and FoxNews, they would have already succeeded. Fox is NOT our enemy! I say, God bless Rupert Murdoch for doing what he is done.
The FoxNews team did come after you with blood in their eyes. And for a full 24 hours you held the moral high ground. You have now ceded that needlessly - carelessly.
I support civilized society – as opposed to the law of the jungle. The root word of civilization is “civil”. This is not civil behavior.
But this is just a skirmish, in a much, MUCH larger war. FOXNews is our most important ally. One of your most important jobs as a potential president is to heal rifts. You need to heal this most important rift.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.