It started when Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump why he likes to insult women he doesn’t like by calling them “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” Clearly Trump did not like being called out on his past ungentlemanly behavior. He has complained about Kelly In social media and the actual media ever since. But then, while being interviewed on CNN on Friday, he said of Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
It was pretty clear what the Donald meant when he uttered that last sentence. He was suggesting that Kelly was treating him rough because she was on her period. At that point, Trump staggered full tilt into Bill Maher territory. Sarah Palin can rest easy. She is now not the most abused public woman in modern times.
A lot of conservatives have admired Trump for his willingness to speak truths that others dare to utter, especially on the subject of immigration. However, he has also had a long history of carrying on public feuds with people, especially women, whom he feels have affronted him. Megyn Kelly is just the latest target of his pique. As tough and as smart as the former prosecutor is, Trump may well have taken on an opponent he can’t beat or intimidate.
He has also started to alienate some erstwhile admirers. Erick Erickson of Red State had rescinded his invitation for Trump to attend an event this weekend. As he explained on his blog:
“I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency.
“He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross.
“Decency is one of those lines.
“As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me.”
Trump’s raving about a reporter calls into question the entire basis of his candidacy, based on his persona of a man who will not take guff from any of America’s enemies. But how does one think he will react to Vladimir Putin or the Iranian mullahs, not to mention Hillary Clinton, if he reacts so threatened and frightened by a female reporter. Indeed, Trump is making Megyn Kelly’s point that he has a problem with women who stand up to him. That is why this fundamentally weak man, who hides his insecurities with bluster, can never be president of the United States.