Megyn Kelly Fires Back After Daily Show Mocks Her Donald Trump Interview
On Wednesday’s The Daily Show, Noah played clips from Kelly’s interview, which aired Tuesday on Fox. Noah characterized her questions as going easy on Trump, with whom she had feuded with for months.
After Kelly asked him about retweeting attacks that called her a bimbo “many times,” Trump smiled and said “excuse me,” causing Kelly to smile. Noah mocked this moment particularly hard.
“We’re talking about misogyny, not a fart. ‘Excuse me?’ ” said Noah. “And Megan Kelly, I don’t get it. You spent months lambasting Trump for his sexist comments. And now you’re just laughing it off. I can’t believe this, but Megyn Kelly just got negged by Donald Trump. He repeatedly insulted her and then all of a sudden switched it up with a little charm. And just like that, she’s all smiles.”
Noah went on to edit his own staff into the interview, having them question Trump – only to be charmed into making peace with him.
Kelly, 45, responded to the takedown on Twitter, writing Thursday: “So grateful I have men like @Trevornoah 2 advise on how to deal w/gender attacks- I’m sure his life experience far better than mine on this!”
Kelly earned Trump’s ire after she moderated the first presidential debate last August. The Republican candidate, 69, spent months speaking out against Kelly, calling her “sick” and “the most overrated person on television.”
Ahead of their interview, Kelly opened up to PEOPLE about surviving the attacks.
“I just wanted to stop,” she said. “You’d get past an incident and then it would start again. It was really shocking.”
The Daily Show airs Monday-Thursdays (11 p.m. ET) on Comedy Central. The Kelly File airs weekdays (9 p.m. ET) on Fox News.