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Fox News Gives The Best Response To Donald Trump’s ‘Obsession’ With Megyn Kelly

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Donald Trump’s preoccupation with Megyn Kelly has annoyed Fox News to the point where they’ve released a strong new statement against the GOP frontrunner. Part of the network’s latest motivation may be due to Trump pulling out of their Monday Republican debate, but it’s hardly the first time they been forced to defend their anchor. Trump conveniently has other speaking plans, but the more likely excuse is that he doesn’t want to answer Kelly’s tough questions. She’s one of the only cable news journalists who doesn’t lob softballs at Trump, but she presses everyone equally hard. Whereas neither Bill O’Reilly nor Jake Tapper let Trump get away with much either, but he only zeroes in on Kelly, probably because Trump doesn’t respect women. He especially doesn’t like a lady who puts him on the spot. Trump also thinks he’s beyond the need to debate, and well, maybe he’s right on that point. After all, he’s winning.

Of course, the American people have elevated Trump despite what he says about women, minorities, his rivals, and everyone who does not kiss Trump tush. As for Kelly, he’s made derogatory claims about her being on her period. He calls her “bimbo” and “average,” and he was livid when she revealed how he tried to romance her. His latest approach is to label her as “crazy”:

Trump is weirdly upset that Kelly keeps discussing his campaign, but who knows if she even wants to do so. She covers news of a political nature, and Trump has been the predominant story for many months. He’s cutting her down for running a show like she’s supposed to do, and Fox News has had enough, according to spokesperson Irena Briganti:

“Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land. Megyn is an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America – we’re extremely proud of her phenomenal work and continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude and sexist verbal assaults. As the mother of three young children, with a successful law career and the second highest rated show in cable news, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.”

By most standards, Kelly is a total pro who always shows up prepared for interviews and debates. She’s never anything less than polished and does not cave when faced with an uncooperative subject. Trump looks silly while trying to knock her down, but that’s what he does. It’s really a shame that he can’t stomach facing her in another debate.

UPDATE: Clarified to note Fox News’ prior statements defending Kelly against Trump’s criticism

(Via New York Times)

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