Megyn Kelly: There Have Been Threats Against My Life Since Trump Questioning
Megyn Kelly revealed that asking tough questions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump may have literally put her life at risk.
“It’s how he gins up anger among so many. So it manifests in my life in several ways,” Kelly said in an interview with Charlie Rose.
“It’s not that I’m worried someone’s actually going to come shoot me down. But I do worry someone’s going to try to hurt me in the presence of my children.”
The Hill reports:
During the first GOP debate in August, Kelly grilled Trump on past statements he’s made about women. Since then, Trump has attacked Kelly on Twitter and during interviews with other cable news shows.
Trump has called Kelly overrated, crazy and average. His insults haven’t gone without notice. Last month, Kelly’s employer, Fox News, released a statement reaming Trump for his remarks, saying he has an “extreme, sick obsession with her.”
“I think they’re referring to the nonstop nature of it,” Kelly said of that statement.
Just this Friday, Trump took to Twitter to unleash another tirade against Kelly.
“Is it possible for @megynkelly to cover anyone but Donald Trump on her terrible show,” he tweeted. “She totally misrepresents my words and positions. BAD.”
“If @megynkelly stopped covering me on her show,” he said in another tweet, “her ratings would drop like a rock! My h to h interview with @AC360 beat her by millions!”
Despite the candidate’s rough treatment of her, Kelly would still allow him on her show, she said.
“Absolutely,” she said. “He does not have to apologize.”
“And what would you say to him about it? ‘Why?’ ” Rose asked.
“‘Why,’ ” she responded. “That’s what I really want to know. ‘Why?’ “