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Liberals Furious at Megyn Kelly Over Her Unexpected Trump Comments

While former Fox News and NBC News host Megyn Kelly got a thank you from President Donald Trump for her positive assessment of his debate performance, she did not get the same response from liberals.

“Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all. Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered. Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most,” Kelly tweeted following the second and final presidential debate of 2020 Thursday night.

“Thank you Megyn!” Trump responded.

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During the debate, Kelly predicted that Trump’s “poll numbers are going to go up.”

Actress Patricia Arquette replied to the commentator’s assessment of Trump winning by asking, “Do you have windmill cancer? I’m getting concerned.”

Kelly shot back, “Nah, just don’t suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and can still engage in fair analysis. You wouldn’t understand.”

Another Twitter user jumped in, responding to Kelly, “Fascinating to watch another woman totally subjugate herself for a man that viciously attacked her publicly. I think Ted Cruz has found a soulmate.”

“Is Megyn begging to get her job back at Fox News?” still another asked. “Because the pro-Trump propaganda she posts is nauseating.”

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Last month, the former Fox News prime-time host launched the “Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, which currently ranks second on Apple News commentary behind The Daily Wire’s “Enough.”

Kelly and Trump, of course, had their famous “feud” during the 2016 election cycle, which started during the first Republican primary debate (and Trump’s first debate as a politician ever) when she asked him about his past statements about some women.

“You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals,” Kelly began her question.

“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump interjected, earning his cheers from the crowd.



Kelly countered that his comments went beyond O’Donnell. She wanted to know how he would respond to a charge by Hillary Clinton that he’s part of the war on women.

“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump answered. “And frankly, what I say, and often times it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say and honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry.

“I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be based on the way you have treated me.”

After the debate, Trump fired off derogatory tweets about Kelly and from time to time in the months that followed.

Trump chose to skip a subsequent debate in Iowa that Kelly moderated in January 2016.

The two buried the hatchet that spring, and Trump sat down for a one-on-one interview with Kelly in May 2016.

She noted in a tweet Thursday night Trump’s compliment to debate moderator NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.

It seems all Trump really wants is a fair shake, which is something any honest journalist should be able to give.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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