Fox News has slammed Donald Trump and accused him of having a “sick obsession” with Megyn Kelly after he called for his supporters to boycott Kelly’s show on the Fox network. The Trump-Kelly saga was spawned when Kelly was in the role of a moderator on the first GOP debate hosted by Fox a few months back.
What actually happened during that debate has become a debate itself, but Kelly was accused by many of attacking Trump rather than ask him the questions as she did the other candidates. Even some non-supporters of Trump admitted that Kelly’s attitude took on a different mode when it came time for questioning Trump.
With that said, Trump, who was one of the many people who saw Kelly’s attitude during that debate as attacking, sat out the next debate with Kelly as a moderator, but attended at third debate with Kelly at the helm. The two were very civil to one another during that third Fox GOP debate. Us Magazine on March 19 reports that Trump sitting out another Fox-hosted debate in Salt Lake City this week fueled this latest round of the Trump-Kelly saga.
MSN News reports, that Trump’s shout-out to his supporters was quickly followed by Fox News and a few Fox News personalities coming to Kelly’s defense. Trump was once very friendly with Fox and the slew of personalities that appear on their various shows. “Fox and Friends” appear to still have a good relationship with the GOP frontrunner, as he appears frequently via phone or remote viewing cameras on the morning show.
On Friday Trump took to Twitter to post:
“Everybody should boycott the @megynkelly show. Never worth watching. Always a hit on Trump! She is sick, & the most overrated person on tv.”
This did not go unnoticed by Fox and some of the personalities at Fox. The word “some” is stressed here, took to Twitter to defend Kelly against Trump’s strong words. Geraldo Rivera posts:
“I love you man but basta. This obsession w @megynkelly is weird & unhelpful. She’s doing her job, you do yours.”
Bret Baier took a more fatherly-like approach with his tweet to Trump. He writes:
“Enough. @megynkelly is not crazy-she’s not sick. We’ll continue to cover this race fairly.”
A spokesperson for the Fox News network released this statement:
“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 television, it’s especially deplorable for her to be repeatedly abused just for doing her job.”
What is up with this feud between Kelly and Trump? Calling this demonstration of oil and water not mixing as an “obsession” on Trump’s part, dismisses Kelly as having any wrong doing here. She fuels this feud just as much as the GOP leader. Maybe Fox should just concern themselves with keeping the two apart. With all the personalities that appear on Fox, they could have found one, besides Kelly to moderate their debates.
It is almost as if Fox is invested on keeping this going. This puts the personalities who work at Fox and who seem to enjoy interviewing Trump in an awkward place. Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade of “Fox and Friends,” are two of the Fox News personalities that appear to enjoy their time with the GOP leader and they have a long history with Trump. On the other hand, it is Trump who has rocketed Kelly’s career in recent months, as she’s become a household word since this sparring started between the two. Yes, Megyn Kelly was well known by Fox viewers long before her seemingly disdain for Trump surfaced, but now folks who don’t watch Fox knows who she is…. and yes, that is thanks to Trump!