Kelly Doubles Down on “Trump Threats”


Continuing her book promotion for Settle for More, Fox News host Megyn Kelly continues to revel in bashing the likes of Roger Ailes and President-Elect Donald Trump in her tell-all autobiography. Kelly, in an interview with Anderson Cooper at Fox News’ rival company CNN, revealed alleged details that Trump and his team have been threatening and vicious in their approach towards the female news anchor.

According to Kelly, Fox executive vice president Bill Shine contacted Trump’s top lawyer Michael Cohen after he retweeted a Twitter user’s message, “Let’s gut her.” Shine apparently told Cohen, “You’ve got to stop this. Like, we understand you are angry, but this is ― you know, she’s got little three kids, she’s walking around New York, really ― and he didn’t much care,” Kelly said. “And what Bill Shine said to Cohen was, ‘Let me put it to you in terms you can understand. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it’s not going help your candidate.’”

Specifically on Trump himself, Kelly claims Trump called her and deemed her a “disgrace” for running a story about his first divorce, and that he threatened to unleash his “beautiful Twitter” on her. This was all during the time around the first debate, which infamously ended with Trump and Kelly on bad terms.

“Just things would never be the same again,” Kelly said. “We had security guards the whole year.  I mean, the threat level just got so high that it was impossible not to take that seriously. This isn’t like someone came to me and said, ‘I want to tell you something that happened between me and Donald Trump. This is me. You know, we’re under no obligation to report our own personal experiences just because we also happen to be journalists. In that regard, we’re sort of half-private citizen, where it’s up to us whether we want to reveal our personal stories.”

Below are videos of Kelly revealing these details on Cooper’s show and on Good Morning America:

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