Megyn Kelly has alienated millions of Fox News over the past year with her frequent attacks on Donald Trump in a pathetic attempt to appeal to mainstream audiences. Last night, this finally came back to bite her when Newt Gingrich fired back at her for calling Trump a “sexual predator.”
Unfortunately for Kelly, however, she quickly learned she’d made a huge mistake.
Here was their exchange, courtesy of The Gateway Pundit:
Megyn Kelly: he had a rough first debate. He took the bait on Alicia Machado. He stayed in that trap for a week. The Access Hollywood tape came out. Which was not produced by Hillary Clinton. (Does she have proof of that?) That was Trump on camera talking…
Newt Gingrich: Megyn, I just heard you go through this with Governor Pence. I get it. I know where you’re coming from. Let me point out something to you. The three major networks spent 23 minutes attacking Donald Trump that night and 57 seconds Hillary Clinton’s secret speeches. You don’t think this is a scale of bias worthy of Pravda and Izvestia?
Megyn Kelly: If Trump is a sexual predator that is…
Newt Gingrich: He’s not a sexual predator.
Megyn Kelly: OK that’s your opinion.
Newt Gingrich: You cannot defend that statement…
Megyn Kelly: I think your defensiveness on this may speak volumes, sir.
Despite the fact that millions of conservatives have applauded Gingrich for shooting Kelly down, it appears that Fox News is not amused. According to Mediaite, Gingrich was bumped from a scheduled appearance on Fox & Friends this morning.
In a Tweet posted at 5:52 am, Gingrich was listed as one of the guests:
However, Gingrich was nowhere to be found during the show, leading many to believe that Fox is punishing him for attacking one of their hosts.