Fox News Channel’s On the Record host Greta Van Susteren is giving the impression she thinks RedState’s Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson was hypocritical in his decision to disinvite Donald Trump from the RedState Gathering on Friday.
Van Susteren tweeted:
you have to love the irony of erick erickson disinviting Trump when Erickson has said the worst things about women – never dull, huh?
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 9, 2015
As Breitbart News reported, Trump was scheduled to address the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Sunday, but Erickson rescinded the GOP candidate’s invitation. In a tweet on Friday, Erickson said Trump’s angry comments about FNC anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly were “a bridge too far.”
Trump did not appreciate Kelly’s questions to him during the debate Thursday and said so while a guest on CNN Tonight on Friday, when he asserted Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” a comment some interpreted as sexist.
In a follow-up post, Erickson added:
[W]hile Mr. Trump resonates with a lot of people with his bluntness, including me to a degree, there are just real lines of decency a person running for President should not cross.
His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.
Erickson, who has been a Fox News contributor, then invited Kelly to speak in Trump’s place.
In May of 2013, Business Insider reported that Kelly blasted both Erickson and Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs over controversial comments the two men made about women’s roles in their families as “breadwinners.”
According to the report:
While discussing a recent study that showed 40 percent of American households with children have female breadwinners on Wednesday, Erickson called it “anti-science” for men not to play a “dominant” role in a family.
It was something to which Kelly clearly objected when she brought the pair on Friday afternoon.
“I was offended by your piece,” Kelly told Erickson, adding that she was not an “emo liberal” that Erickson subsequently called out while addressing criticism of his comments.
“Just because you have people who agree with you doesn’t mean it’s not offensive.”
Additionally, in January of 2014, Van Susteren herself blasted Erickson, referring to him as a “jerk” for his criticism of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, characterizing her as “Abortion Barbie.”
“What is wrong with this guy?” Van Susteren fumed, and continued in her post on GretaWire:
This posting is not about Wendy Davis. It is not about her views. This is about a man who has pattern of being disrespectful to women:
We are a big nation with different viewpoints. We won’t always agree…but a strong debate is helpful when we disagree. Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you.
And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad. No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious. I suspect this guy feels that he makes himself relevant or even important if he says or tweets like this. I just roll my eyes and wonder what is going on in his head!