Donald Trump’s misogynistic rant against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led to his Republican primary rivals demanding he apologize for the disgusting remarks.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday hit the motormouthed mogul for insulting Kelly — and women — at a conservative activists’ conference and demanded an apology.
“Come on — give me a break. I mean, do we want to win? Do we want to insult 53% of all voters? What Donald Trump said is wrong,” Bush said to cheers at the RedState Gathering.
The conference’s organizer, Erick Erickson, cut Trump from the roster after the billionaire buffoon lashed out at Kelly, who challenged him on his past misogynistic comments during the first big TV debate of the cycle.
Trump said Friday that during the Cleveland showdown, “You could see there was blood coming out of (Kelly’s) eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever.”
Not very classy — or helpful, Bush said.
“That is not how we win elections — and worse yet, that is not how you bring people together to solve problems. That is not the way to do it,” said the ex-governor, who saw himself bumped to second place by Trump’s June leap into the packed GOP field.
“Your decision, I think, was the right one,” Bush told Erickson, who pulled Trump’s invite to RedState on Friday. “Mr. Trump ought to apologize.”
Bush also made an indirect reference to Trump during his speech, taking a poke at the notoriously thin-skinned reality-show star for his gripes about the Cleveland showdown.
“There’s a candidate or a couple of candidates complaining that the questions were too tough. Well, you think that’s tough? How about dealing with Putin? How about dealing with the challenges that exist in our country,” Bush railed.
“This is nothing.”
SOURCE: CELESTE KATZ
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