Megyn Kelly dishing the dirt on Ailes and Trump
November 16, 2016
With the publication of her new memoir this week, Megyn Kelly’s been talking a lot about two subjects she had long avoided: Roger Ailes and Donald Trump.
Kelly is making the media rounds, sitting down with “Good Morning America,” The New York Times and even CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss her book, and the two men’s names have been popping up a lot.
She also discusses her dealings with President Elect Trump, who ranted and railed against her for months after she asked him a tough question about his attitude toward women in the first Republican primary debate.
Kelly vs. Ailes vs. Trump
Here are a few of the more interesting revelations to come out of these interviews:
* Kelly says she reported Ailes’ alleged harassment when it happened but was subsequently advised by a supervisor to just stay away from Ailes. (Ailes has denied all of Kelly’s charges in the book.)
* Bill O’Reilly has been critical of what he sees as Kelly airing FNC’s dirty laundry in the book, but Kelly says she and the top-rated personality are “fine” and don’t talk much.
* Trump called her before the first debate to complain about a segment she did on his divorce from Ivana Trump.
* She and her family hired security guards to go with them on vacation and other places after getting death threats from Trump supporters.
* An FNC executive told a Trump lawyer who seemed to be blowing off concerns over Kelly’s safety, “Let me put it to you in terms you can understand. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it’s not going help your candidate.”
* With Trump moving into the White House, Kelly has advice for her fellow journalists: “Journalists need to steel their spines.”
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