Megyn Kelly announced on Wednesday’s “The Kelly File” that she and her family were taking a vacation. By Friday, Donald Trump was back to causing trouble.
This time, for suggesting that Megyn’s 10-day hiatus just might be the result of her “inappropriate” treatment of him during the GOP debate, saying “all the sudden, she decided to go away for ten days.”
This may be a shock to “the Donald” but people take vacations and they have nothing to do with you. This is vain and selfish. Wisdom leads you to agree with your enemy rather than attack them. Megyn was doing her job as a journalist. If you don’t want someone asking you questions about what you say, control your tongue and don’t say it.
Fox News’ response was almost immediate and the message was blunt:
“The conspiracy theories about Megyn Kelly’s vacation rank up there with UFO’s, the moon landing and Elvis being alive. Megyn is on a pre-planned, annual summer vacation with her family, which is much deserved. To imply otherwise as Donald Trump and his campaign operatives have is not only wildly irresponsible, but downright bizarre.
Perhaps Mr. Trump thinks it’s advantageous to his poll numbers to keep talking about Megyn, but that doesn’t change the fact that Roger Ailes has fully supported her and her tough journalistic questioning since day one and is thrilled with the added exposure from the debate which resulted in even higher ratings of The Kelly File this week.
Anyone who knows Roger is aware of how historically and consistently loyal he is to all of his talent and how he protects them at all costs. As Governor Terry Branstad said today, ‘when you’re a candidate, you’ve got to basically answer the questions. You can’t just attack the person asking the questions. That doesn’t work.’”