Megyn Kelly wishes that fellow Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would have defended her more against Donald Trump. During a new interview in MORE, Kelly claims she would have stood up more for O’Reilly when talking to Trump if the situation were reversed.
“Honestly? People think I’m fearless. But I’m human. I was not looking forward to going out on that stage and dealing with Trump if he was going to attack me,” Megyn Kelly said. “I felt the pressure of that and the stress of that. But I also knew I would walk through that fear and I would go out there and I would handle it. I can muster up the courage in the difficult situations to get me through.”
During the same interview, the Fox News host also discusses the decision by Donald Trump to skip the Iowa Republican debate she was moderating. Trump was a guest on Bill O’Reilly’s show the night before the debate, which was scheduled on the eve of the Iowa caucus.
Both Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly have referenced one another on social media. Kelly recently cited a poll which claims American women do not like the GOP frontrunner.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 17, 2016
Donald Trump does not shy away from making his views on the Fox News host known on social media.
When asked specifically about the personal attacks by Donald Trump during the MORE interview, Kelly said had this to say.
“I’ve been thinking about that Margaret Thatcher quote where she said something like, ‘I love when they attack me personally because it means they don’t have a political argument left.’ “
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2016
Megyn Kelly also feels that Donald Trump’s debate skipping and personal attacks could offer a learning opportunity for all politicians. The Fox News host said that both actions at least somewhat damaged Trump’s success in Iowa.
“They [politicians] bully the media at their own peril,” Kelly said.
She notes that candidates have always considered it “fun” to “beat up” on press moderators, but now they should realize there is a line which should never be crossed. Kelly thinks that Donald Trump’s debate no-show and comments about her personally will help others “define” where the line is when it comes to press interaction.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 17, 2016
Megyn Kelly was an attorney in Chicago before she launched her career in the media, the Daily Mail notes. She moved to Washington, D.C., and landed a job with an ABC News affiliate. Just one year later, Fox News took notice of Kelly and offered her a contract.
When asked during the interview about her career choices, Megyn said that women “tend to be pleasers.” She said that responding to positive feedback and receiving compliments noting the success others feel you have achieved just is not “good enough.”
After spending nine years working as an attorney, Kelly realized she did not find the vocation to be fulfilling. She decided that she needed to leave the legal briefs behind and embark upon a new life that left her feeling “truer” to who she is.
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump appear to agree on at least one thing — the value of winning. The Fox News host has three children with her husband, Doug Brunt. Kelly said she and Brunt teach their children to work hard if they want anything in life, and while they do not “crush their spirits,” they also do not let them win all the time.
“I don’t tell them second place is winning because it’s not, it’s losing.”
Megyn Kelly’s children include sons Yates, 6, Thatcher, 2, and daughter, Yardley, 5.
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