Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated by sex” during a fiery live interview – after she asked a question about the multiple women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault.
Kelly started by pressing Gingrich on poll numbers showing the Republican nominee behind, but the former House Speaker pivoted to speaking about states where Trump is doing well and said that pollsters have an agenda.
When Kelly pointed out Fox’s polling has Hillary Clinton leading, he said, “You tell me if that’s all made up.”
Things got even more heated when Kelly recapped how Trump’s campaign collapsed in recent weeks, Gingrich blamed media bias for the downturn.
Talk turned to the accusations of sexual assault against Trump, with Kelly referring to the 70-year-old business mogul as a possible “sexual predator,” and Gingrich shot back.
“You can’t say that. You could not defend that statement,” he said, pointing his finger at Kelly. “Now, I’m sick and tired of people like you using language that’s inflammatory that’s not true!”
Kelly explained that media outlets were reporting the story rather than taking sides on it, causing Gingrich to lose his cool.
“You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” Gingrich said. “That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.”
Kelly calmly replied, “I’m not fascinating by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office.”
Gingrich then pivoted to Bill Clinton.
“I just want to hear you use the words. I want to hear you use the words ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator.’ I dare you,” Gingrich said.
Kelly refused, pointing out her show has covered the allegations against the former president, and people are less interested “in the deeds of Hillary Clinton’s husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president, Donald Trump.”