Megyn Kelly makes stunning revelations against Donald Trump, Fox founder Roger Ailes in soon-to-be released book Settle For More.
Kelly’s book describes how President-elect Donald Trump reacted to coverage during the campaign. Megyn Kelly also wrote on sexual advances of Roger Ailes, former Fox chief executive officer.
Here are some of the items on Kelly’s tell-all:
Trump Peeved Over Coverage, Berates Fox’s Megyn Kelly
- Trump issued a veiled threat against Kelly.
“I almost unleashed my beautiful Twitter account against you, and I still may,” an irate Trump tells the Fox anchor. This happened before the first Republican presidential debate.
- Trump also rebuked her after The Kelly File report of a Daily Beast story on the divorce between him and ex-wife Ivana.
The article quoted Ivana as saying Trump had raped her. Ivana later recanted. Trump confronted Kelly. She explained she did not “control the editorial content” of her show. Trump, however, told her, “You’re a disgrace! You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself!”
- Trump offered gifts to journalists, including Megyn Kelly.
Kelly considers this “one of the untold stories of the 2016 campaign,” according to New York Times’ review of the book. “I was not the only journalist to whom Trump offered gifts clearly meant to shape coverage. Many reporters have told me that Trump worked hard to offer them something fabulous — from hotel rooms to rides on his 757.”
Death Threats Vs Fox Anchor, Kelly Hires Security
- Kelly disclosed she received death threats after the first GOP debate.
Because of this, she took an armed guard during a family trip to Walt Disney World. “It was like he (Trump) flipped a switch, instantly causing a flood of intense nastiness.”
- After the first GOP presidential debate, she faced verbal attacks.
She received voice mails in which she was being called a “c—,” “b—-,” and a “f—ing whore.” Thousands believed to be Trump supporters also swamped Kelly’s Twitter and Facebook accounts with offensive comments.
- The book’s final chapter is on Ailes. Kelly claimed he made “offers of professional advancement in exchange for sexual favors.”
The sexual harassment started in 2005, Megyn Kelly recalls. Ailes would call her into his office. Behind closed doors, he would inject sexual innuendos in their discussions. He told Kelly he wanted to see her in “very sexy bras.”
- The following year, Ailes became physical, she wrote.
He tried to grab Kelly and kiss her on the lips. He then asked, “When is your contract up?” She told a supervisor about the executive’s sexual advances. She was advised to avoid Ailes to stop the problem.
Bill O’ Reilly, however, refused to comment on Kelly’s allegations against Ailes. “I want to be very candid here. I’m not interested in this,” O’Reilly told “CBS This Morning” Tuesday.