Trump was scheduled to deliver the keynote address tonight at a conference in Atlanta organized by Red State, an influential conservative group. Red State chief Erick Erickson said he had disinvited Trump from the event because of what he described as 'demeaning' remarks about Kelly who was one of the three moderators during the first major Republican debate on Thursday night in Cleveland.

"While I have tried to give him great latitude, his remark about Megyn Kelly was a bridge too far," Erickson said, adding  he had invited Kelly, one of highest profile anchors of News channel , to attend his conference in Trump's place. During the debate, Kelly asked Trump to respond to derogatory statements he had made in the past about women, calling them 'fat pigs' for example. Trump tried to wave off the question and dismissed Kelly during a raucous debate performance.

“And honestly Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry," Trump said. "I've been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn't do that," Erickson said in a Facebook statement.

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