(NEW YORK) — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unleashed a tirade on Fox News host Megyn Kelly after she mentioned Donald Trump’s sexual accusers, saying she was “fascinated with sex.”
Trump also tangled with Kelly during the primaries, drawing fire for saying that there was “blood coming out of her wherever” (which he later clarified to be her nose). Kelly had questioned him about calling women “fat pigs” and “slobs” during the first primary debate.
“I mean do you want to go back through the tapes on your show recently?” Gingrich asked. “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy.”
Kelly questioned if Trump were a “sexual predator” after mentioning an Access Hollywood tape from 2005 in which Trump was heard bragging about his ability to grope women because he was “a star.”
“You cannot defend that statement,” Gingrich said. “I’m sick and tired of people like you using language that’s inflammatory that’s not true.”
Kelly then mentioned Trump’s accusers — whose accusations he has vehemently denied — and said “we have to cover that story sir.”
“You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office,” she said.
Gingrich then turned the conversation to Bill Clinton’s past with women and pushed Kelly to call him a “sexual predator.”
“I dare you,” he said.
Kelly shot back: “You can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker. Thanks for being here.”
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