Megyn Kelly: Trump Put Me Through “A Year Of Severe Threats And I Mean, Real Danger”
Megyn Kelly: Trump Put Me Through “A Year Of Severe Threats And I Mean, Real Danger”.Being a drama queen in and of itself isn’t what’s most obnoxious here, what’s most obnoxious is the detail of her painting herself as a mighty, mighty hero for being a threatened little girl brave enough to take down the big bad wolf.
JOY BEHAR, “THE VIEW”: In the middle of all the craziness and, you know, you interviewed Donald Trump at Trump Tower. I saw that interview. And I thought, well, he had threatened you, his supporters had threatened you. Your daughter was scared that some harm would come to you and yet I was a little disappointed in you that you didn’t say to him, ‘Donald, I’m getting threats from your supporters. What are you going to do about it?’ Why didn’t you say that?
MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS: If you read the book you’ll see it fold out. A lot of people, I would say in particular people who were more left-leaning, didn’t like that interview because they really wanted to see me give it to him and sort of call him out on the sexist comments and so on. And what I was trying to do in the sit down at Trump Tower in the interview that followed, it was an off ramp from a year of severe threats and I mean, real danger.
BEHAR: So you didn’t want to confront him?
KELLY: I was looking to get him to stand down, Joy.
BEHAR: Okay, that’s fair.
KELLY: What became clear to me after a year of that behavior was — nine months — no one was going to stand down but me. My boss at the time (Roger Ailes) had tried to get him to knock it off unsuccessfully. My friend Sean Hannity tried to. And he’s obviously tight with Trump and he was then. He worked behind the scenes to try to lower the temperature.
It was just incredible to me how much anger there was over a debate question, a debate question that if you looked at Trump’s history anybody could have seen was going to come at him in the general if he was against Hillary. And, so no one could get him to stand down, and so I just — for me it was an empowering moment because I just resolved that I was going to be the one to do it, I was going to walk into Trump Tower, we were going to sit down together and he was going to stop the nonsense. And we had a very good meeting and he did stop the nonsense.