Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday morning recalled how her daughter processed the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s candidacy during an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
Kelly said that her 5-year-old daughter, who the Fox host mentioned in her new book “Settle for More,” told her that she was “afraid of Donald Trump.”
“I had never revealed to her any of the things that Donald Trump had done. But she’s five and she hears things in this world. And one of the lowest points was when she came home and asked me what a bimbo was,” Kelly said.
After Kelly asked Trump about his comments about women during a Republican primary debate, he lashed out at the Fox News host, retweeting a tweet that called Kelly a “bimbo.” After starting a feud with Fox News and Kelly over her questions at the debate, Trump eventually sat for an interview with Kelly.
She wrote in her book that Trump approached Fox News ahead of that debate and expressed concern about potential for Kelly to ask him pointed questions, according to USA Today. She told USA Today on Monday that she doesn’t believe her question about his treatment of women leaked to the Trump campaign, but that Trump was likely worried Kelly would ask him about his divorce from Ivana Trump.
Before the debate, Kelly aired a segment with the author of a Daily Beast story with allegations since retracted by Ivana Trump that Donald Trump had sexually assaulted her. The Fox host told USA Today that after the segment aired, Trump told her, “I almost unleashed my beautiful Twitter account on you, and I still may.”
Watch a clip of the Megyn Kelly interview via ABC News:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 15, 2016