RedState head honcho Erick Erickson made late-night headlines on Friday when he cancelled his invitation to Donald Trump to attend the conservative blog’s Atlanta event on Saturday. Since then, the blogger has been on the receiving end of a wide array of pro-Trump and anti-political correctness conservatives online. Yet as many political reporters on Twitter have noted, the irony of Erickson being the one to call Trump out for sexism is very, very high.
Many who weren’t happy with Erickson suggested that he only wanted the high attendance numbers that Trump’s presence would supposedly guarantee. However, the opposite seems to be the case:
Just for the record, the RedState Gathering was sold out long before we even announced Donald Trump would be coming.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 8, 2015
Erickson even quoted Trump’s own tweet about missing the event, in which the business mogul blamed political correctness and called it a weakness:
Others were just downright from-left-field funny:
One hate mail to Erickson “You’re going to be the next Bruce Jenner.” #RSG15
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) August 8, 2015
Yet the truth of the matter shined brightest when he pulled a trick out of Trump’s own playbook. In other words, he reminded everyone that RedState was his to do with as he pleased:
It’s a very simple concept Trump supporters, of all people, should respect — my event and my microphone. — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 8, 2015
Perhaps Erickson’s pride in this matter is the best place to start with the treasure trove of past tweets dug up by The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi on Friday and Saturday. For despite his latest efforts to emphasize “common decency” over “political correctness,” his social media history is quite entertaining.
6yo just asked me what girl robbers dress like. I told him short skirts. He didn’t understand.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 18, 2015
Turned on twitter today and there was a barrage of angry feminists upset with me telling them to get in the kitchen and learn to cook
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 8, 2010
My wife was barefoot and in the kitchen most of the day. Not pregnant though.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 23, 2014
That Michelle Obama public service announcement on Haiti is not very flattering. Move the camera back please.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 20, 2010
It was a tough choice today. Celebrate Hobby Lobby by going to Chick-Fil-A or making my wife make me a sandwich. #CFAFTW
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 30, 2014
A lot of people outraged by the Game of Thrones rape love Bernie Sanders.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 28, 2015
Best I can figure, #GamerGate is the byproduct of what happens when women and gender studies majors have to find a real job.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 17, 2014
Maybe Bill had all those other women because he was in constant pursuit of one competent multitasker.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 10, 2015
that's it?!?! That's what the feminazis were enraged over? Seriously?!? Wow. That's what being too ugly to get a date does to your brain
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 7, 2010
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