Megyn Kelly is opening up about her feud with President Donald Trump, which began when he made a crude remark about the then-Fox News anchor when she moderated one of the Republican candidate debates.
Kelly, who then went to NBC only to be sacked over some controversial comments about blackface, gave an extensive interview to PBS’ “Frontline” series for a two-part documentary exploring America’s deep political divide.
As People reports, the upcoming documentary, “America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump”, will investigate “America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.”
Ahead of the air date, PBS has released Kelly’s full 42-minute interview (above), in which she talks about Trump and the fallout she experienced.
In the infamous debate, Kelly infuriated Trump when she questioned him about his controversial comments about women, with Trump later telling CNN’s Don Lemon that Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
“My life was blown up for nine months,” Kelly tells “Frontline”. “It was scary at times. And Breitbart kept lighting the fire over and over. I had — and have — three young kids, really young kids, and the security threats were escalating.”
Despite the animosity, Kelly takes a circumspect view of the just-impeached president. “I don’t think that Trump is a truly bad man,” she explains. “I think he’s a savvy politician who knows what to say and what to do to get elected.”
Commenting on Trump’s veracity, laid bare in a recent Washington Post report keeping track of the more than 15,000 lies he’s told since taking office, Kelly diplomatically concedes that the president “doesn’t have an adult relationship with the truth.”
“America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump” will air on Jan. 13 and 14.