Donald Trump's Kryptonite!
Donald Trump is scared Megan Kelly will be mean to him..Her power so great that she can prevent Donald Trump from participating in the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses. When Trump took offense to her tough questions at the first republican debate, he insinuated that she treated him unfairly because she was menstruating. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever," Trump told CNN afterward.
Her question happened to be about how Trump treats women. As a woman, Megyn was probably more likely to notice Trump’s past sexist statements and feel compelled to ask this question.
"KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?
Trump is not used to a woman putting him in his place on national television. Her question to him about his sexist comments about women at the first GOP debate was widely debated in the media. Some thought it was an appropriate and necessary question.
Donald Trump demanded Fox News dump her from the Republican debate. Fox News chairman Roger Ailes stood firmly behind the woman whose prime time show "The Kelly File" is the second-most watched program in American cable TV. "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!" Trump tweeted Wednesday.
At the end of the day, Fox said Trump "is still welcome" at the debate "and will be treated fairly," but the network also slammed Trump for "viciously" attacking Kelly and accused Trump's campaign manager of threatening her.
"What (Trump's) not free to do and what no news organization would allow, would be for him to... dictate the terms of the debate," Kelly wrote to her more than 1.4 million followers. A former corporate litigator, Kelly joined Fox in 2004 as a television reporter from Washington DC. Lampooned in 2013 for telling children on air that Jesus and Santa Claus were white, she has burnished the journalism credentials of a network best known for Republican partisanship.
She won accolades in 2014 for challenging former vice president Dick Cheney over the invasion of Iraq. "Time and time again history has proved that you got it wrong in Iraq, sir," she said.
|Megyn Kelly, the current queen of the conservative cable news channel FOX.|
She lectured Sen. Rand Paul over his penchant for arguing with female reporters.
She poked at Jeb Bush about whether he would have invaded Iraq in 2003.
She cornered Mike Huckabee for saying it was trashy for women to swear in public.
On Election Night 2012, she dared to question Karl Rove for claiming that Barack Obama hadn’t won Ohio, and it went viral. "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better or is this real?" she asked strategist Karl Rove, who questioned whether Barack Obama had been re-elected on the night of the 2012 presidential election.