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The former Fox News host Megyn Kelly called out Rachel Maddow on Monday night, saying that the MSNBC host shares the former President Donald Trump’s “superpower” of being able to lie “with impunity.”

Kelly Torches Maddow

During Monday night’s episode of her eponymous talk show, Kelly responded to Maddow’s disastrous recent interview with E. Jean Carroll, who was granted $83 million in her defamation case against Trump last Friday, according to Yahoo News. Kelly pointed out that Maddow could not help but seem “giddy” as she interviewed Carroll.

“E. Jean Carroll and her lawyer Robbie Kaplan have proven in a court of law that Trump cannot tell lies with impunity,” Maddow said in one clip. “They have done that for the country.”

“The ability to lie without shame and without any sort of tell, without any sort of remorse about it whatsoever, and about even the most important things, have always seemed like a political superpower to him,” she added. “You’ve turned it into the opposite.”

Kelly, however, was not having any of it.

“No self-awareness!” Kelly fired back. “‘The ability to lie with impunity without any tell is a superpower.’ Yes, and you have it, madam! You exercised it for four years while he was in the White House.”

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Kelly Recalls Interviewing Trump Accusers

Kelly went on to recall interviewing Trump accusers Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks on “Today” back in 2017. During this interview, Kelly asked Leeds, who had accused Trump of groping her on an airplane in the 1970s, how the former president would have gotten access to her mid-flight.

“I’m certainly not a ‘believe all women’ person, but I’m not a ‘believe no women’ person either … You don’t have to make it uncomfortable and painful when you’ve got somebody who’s claiming they were sexually assaulted. I get that there needs to be a ginger approach,” Kelly said. “But you don’t have to be completely derelict in your duties as a journalist.”

“When I was interviewing those women while I was at NBC, I wasn’t some huge fan of Trump. I was very open-minded to the fact that he might have done it,” Kelly continued. “But I had to ask those tough questions of the women because it’s our job.”

Kelly Calls Out Media

Kelly also called out the media for the way they have covered Carroll’s claims against Trump.

“They want us all to go along with they want us all to say it’s horrible how Trump keeps dismissing this woman,” Kelly said. “As opposed to let’s just entertain for a minute the possibility that Trump is the truth teller here, that Trump actually has no memory of this person and certainly didn’t sexually assault her and that she really is some sort of a kook, who decided to make up a story about him to get her name in the headlines to potentially get money from a deep-pocketed guy.”

“The media has zero appetite for entertaining that possibility,” she concluded.

Check out Kelly’s full comments on this in the video below.

Kelly is one of the few people in the media these days who isn’t afraid to think for herself. In contrast, Maddow is widely seen as one of the biggest hacks on television who spent years pushing the false narrative that Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.


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