One of the more unexpected, but nonetheless impactful, aspects of the GOP presidential race has been the ongoing feud between candidate Donald Trump and Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Kicking off after Kelly confronted Trump on his views on women during a debate, the squabble hasoverflowed in to social media and a conflict with Fox News as a whole, notably culminating in the candidate dropping out of the final debate before the Iowa caucuses.
It’s no surprise, then, that the feud was a huge focus when Kelly appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on Thursday. When it came to the question that started it all, Kelly said:
“He got a tough question, but they all got tough questions. I mean, they want George Washington’s job. So, I’m a member of the press, and we’re supposed to press, and see if they’re worthy.”
While Trump – who took second in the Iowa caucuses – acknowledged that skipping the last Fox News debate could have cost him, Kelly ended her interview with Fallon with some words about the billionaire that you may not expect…
Kelly said that her personal battle aside with the billionaire, it’s impossible to deny what he’s doing in the presidential race.
“Say what you will about Donald Trump, he’s electrified the Republican base,” Kelly said. “And a lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, he’s done now.’ He was a close second in Iowa, he’s way ahead in New Hampshire and he’s introduced a lot of issues into this election that the Republicans really want to talk about.”
“So, don’t count him out.”