I wrote yesterday that dis-inviting Donald Trump was a bad idea for the GOP whether it's the GOP or independent events that could be perceived as being a GOP handheld maneuver (i.e. done by Red State but perhaps orchestrated by the GOP) . I stand by that.
In fact I'm going to double down on it. My reasoning is that, as Bluegrass Pundit points out, if the New York Times is on your side, you're doing something wrong.
As George Will said this morning referring to his polling status, Donald Trump will seek his own level.