From: msn.com, by Larry McShane, on Aug 8, 2015, see the article HERE.
I’m fired? No, you’re fired!
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced Saturday that he axed top advisor Roger Stone — only to hear Stone insist that he really dumped The Donald.
Veteran political consultant Stone said his departure was spurred by Trump’s decision to continue trash-talking Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after Thursday night’s debate.
“Sorry @realDonaldTrump didn’t fire me — I fired Trump,” Stone tweeted Saturday. “Disagree with diversion to food fight with @megynkelly.”
The ensuing sideshow, with Trump insulting Kelly via Twitter and in a damaging interview, steered attention “away (from) core issue messages,” Stone tweeted.
Trump was told by organizers to stay home Saturday from the RedState Gathering, a high-profile Georgia meeting of influential conservative activists, after one particularly noxious remark.
The billionaire developer, in an interview with The Washington Post, said that he fired Stone in an effort to rid his campaign of “publicity seekers.”
“I want to surround myself only with the best and most serious people,” Trump said. “We want top of the line pros.”
Politico reported the Friday night falling-out was over Trump’s reliance on sycophants rather that political pros.
Trump added that he would not apologize to Kelly, and was moving on from his campaign’s latest verbal conflagration. Trump’s remarks about Mexicans, Sen. John McCain and Rosie O’Donnell have defined his presidential run as much as any policy positions.
On Friday, Trump seemed to make a menstruation reference in a CNN interview about Kelly’s aggressive questioning at the debate.
“There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” said Trump.
On Saturday, the reality show star presented himself as the innocent victim of a misconstrued remark.
“NOSE,” Trump tweeted. “Just got on w/thought.”
His campaign also issued a statement blasting RedState’s Erick Erickson for disinviting Trump.
“This is just another example of weakness through being politically correct,” said the statement.
“For all of the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you. Blame Erick Erickson, your weak and pathetic leader.”
I’m sorry Donald, but the nonconformist and non-politically-correct part of me was warming to you until the debate and the antics following it. Now, I’m not seeing the ability to keep your massive ego under control as a positive. It’s my opinion that you could have appeared more serious and presidential at the debate without losing your outspoken edge. The petty tirade against Megyn Kelly, Eric Erickson, and now Roger Stone doesn’t bode well for the “Leader of the Free World” image that our president should project. Now, I’m seeing another image, one of a petulant child who pitches a fit when he doesn’t get what he wants.
I like the “slap upside the head” that you’ve administered to the Republican candidates for the nomination and the RNC, thanks for that. Maybe now they’ll see that acquiescence isn’t the solution to Barack Obama and “progressive” democrats running roughshod over our Constitution. I think that you’ve provided an important service to the country, but in doing so, you’ve also exposed the same egotistic, narcissistic personality traits that power Barack Obama. We need a leader, not someone who is convinced that he/she is infinitely better and smarter than everyone else and therefore is qualified to rule the country from an all-powerful throne.
Effectively, I guess I’m saying, “you’re fired.”