Megyn Kelly opened up about her legendary feud with Donald Trump this week, and she revealed which Fox News personality she blames for not defending her more.
In the April issue of MORE, Kelly talked about Trump’s decision to skip the debate she moderated in Iowa, and she said she wished Bill O’Reilly had stuck up for her when he spoke to the GOP presidential frontrunner the night before.
“I do wish that O’Reilly had defended me more in his interview with Trump,” Kelly said, according to Daily Mail. “I would have defended him more.”
“Honestly? People think I’m fearless. But I’m human,” she continued. “I was not looking forward to going out on that stage and dealing with Trump if he was going to attack me. “
“I felt the pressure of that and the stress of that,” Kelly added. “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.”
This interview came days after Trump refused to participate in the next debate being moderated by Kelly, forcing Fox to cancel it entirely. Though the experience has been traumatic for Kelly, she hopes it will bring about change in the future.
“It’s always fun to beat up on the moderators in the press – I get that – but there is a boundary one should not cross, and hopefully this helped define where it is,” she said. “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.'”
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