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Donald Trump has been disinvited from speaking at an activist conference hosted by conservative commentator Erick Erickson this weekend.

Erick Erickson cited disparaging remarks Donald Trump made hours earlier on CNN about Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly.

In an interview with The Washington Post on August 7, Erick Erickson said Donald Trump had been scheduled to speak at his RedState gathering on August 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame.

However, Erick Erickson later told Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, about an hour before midnight that the GOP presidential candidate was no longer welcome.Donald Trump banned from RedState conference

Donald Trump’s campaign said in a statement that Erick Erickson’s decision was “another example of weakness through being politically correct. For all the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you. Blame Erick Erickson, your weak and pathetic leader. We’ll now be doing another campaign stop at another location.”

His CNN interview Friday evening instantly drew controversy and criticism after he said Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”.

Erick Erickson, a Fox News regular and face of the popular RedState blog, has long been a foe congressional GOP leaders and an ally of conservative grass-roots organizers. He has also drawn criticism for saying impolitic things, once calling retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter an “[expletive] child molester” and First Lady Michelle Obama a “Marxist harpy”. He has since apologized for both comments.