Megyn Kelly appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show just before she’s set to start her new show on NBC.
She spoke during the interview about the reasons that she left Fox News.
Kelly said that she left at least in part because of Trump.
From The Daily Beast:
In the same interview, Kelly told DeGeneres what made her decide to leave her prominent gig at Fox News after 12 years and join NBC. She said that it wasn’t until she got her own primetime show that she was asked to do “all political” coverage. “I was never a political person,” Kelly said, adding that, “It became clear to me that it wasn’t what I wanted to do.”
“Donald Trump has a way of clarifying one’s life choices,” Kelly said of the man who once implied that she only asked him tough debate questions because she was on her period.
“Just as I was sort of wondering if this is where I wanted to be and how I wanted to live, the universe came and shone a light and it was clear to me what I wanted to do,” Kelly added.
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“This wasn’t the life I wanted,” she said of her one-sided Twitter war with Donald Trump. “It was just a clarification and an affirmation that I did not want to live like this.”
She said that Bill O’Reilly “of all people” told her that cable news was a “snakepit.”
Why “of all people?”
Because she thinks it will play better if she diminishes him or qualifies him on Ellen’s show?
She also laughed, along with the audience, when DeGeneres disparaged Trump, saying she would never have Trump on her show. Because hey, that look helps objectivity.