Trump retweets Megyn Kelly’s glowing debate analysis as she bats back haters
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump seem to put bad feelings aside last night, if even temporarily. And if not quite a lovefest, perhaps it’s similar to Trump’s attitude to North Korea and Kim Jung Un.
She isn’t at war with Trump and that’s better than the alternative.
In an olive branch to Trump after years of feuding with the President, Kelly last night tweeted some complimentary words about his debate performance that transcended years of scarring.
“Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all. Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered. Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most,” said Kelly.
Trump returned the compliment with his highest form of praise: He retweeted Kelly’s comments
Thank you Megyn! https://t.co/sC71EEWIOd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020
But even more, Kelly pushed back against liberals who are now furious with her for abandoning the Never-Trumpers and the victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
“Do you have windmill cancer? I’m getting concerned,” Patricia Arquette, activist, actress and noted uber-liberal responded to Kelly’s tweet.
“Nah,” replied Kelly, “just don’t suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and can still engage in fair analysis. You wouldn’t understand.”
Nah, just don’t suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and can still engage in fair analysis. You wouldn’t understand.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 23, 2020
The development put the Trump-Kelly feud in the rearview mirror for each of them after marking Kelly’s career with unparalleled upheaval.
Kelly was considered one of the most powerful and influential hosts on FoxNews– and TV– until squabbles with Trump saw her tumble out of favor with Fox viewers. During a debate she moderated in 2015 Trump criticized her attacks on him.
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” Trump said about Kelly.
Re Megyn Kelly quote: "you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" (NOSE). Just got on w/thought
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2015
Kelly left Fox when her contract expired, going to NBC News in January of 2017 for an estimated $69 million, as a part of the Never Trump resistance.
But she never gained traction with NBC viewers or staff, leaving just two years later.
“Friday’s announcement marks a premature end to a partnership [with Kelly] that ultimately failed to elevate the anchor’s stature and the network’s ratings. And the hostility surrounding her departure stands in sharp contrast to the optimism that greeted her arrival at NBC in January 2017,” said CNN.
Previously, the network paid Trump in excess of $213 million for the reality show “The Apprentice.
With a combined haul of $300 million from NBC there is probably a lot more that the two have in common than either would actually admit.
Just like a true-life love story, love is so close to hate.