Former President Trump made headlines yet again. In a fiery speech, Trump didn't hold back his emotions as he referred to conservative commentator Megyn Kelly as 'nasty.'
The reason behind this heated exchange? Tough questions. Yes, you read that right - it all revolved around the questions Megyn Kelly dared to ask during an interview.
During a campaign event in Iowa, Trump wasted no time in taking a shot at Kelly. He posed a question to the crowd that seemed designed to stoke the flames of his disdain for the former Fox anchor. "She was pretty nasty, didn't ya think, anyone who watched it?" Trump inquired. This statement, coming on the heels of their recent interview, has once again catapulted their feud into the media spotlight.
An Hour of Controversy
Trump's allegation of Kelly's "nastiness" is rooted in the questions she posed during their interview. Kelly, in her trademark no-nonsense style, questioned Trump about the discrepancy between his lawyers' assurance that they had turned over all requested materials and the subsequent discovery of more classified documents by federal agents. Trump's response? "I don't know what the timing is. Again, I'd have to check. All I know is, I'm allowed to have those documents."
However, this assertion doesn't hold water legally. The crux of the issue lies in the fact that Trump is not permitted to possess classified material, whether it's in his home or elsewhere, once he's left office. The law is clear: upon receiving a subpoena, one must turn over all relevant documents. Kelly emphasized this point, to which Trump responded, "I don't even know that because I have the right to have those documents. So I don't really know that." Yet again, this claim is debunked.
A History of Clashes
The feud between Trump and Kelly is far from new. Their most infamous clash occurred back in 2015 when Kelly, then a host on Fox News, was moderating a Republican debate. It was during this debate that Trump made a controversial comment regarding women, leading to the memorable statement, "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever." Since then, Kelly has moved on from Fox News, launching a successful podcast and YouTube show. She recently declared that the animosity between her and Trump is a thing of the past, stating, "You know, all that nonsense between us is under the bridge, and he could not have been more magnanimous."
A Legal Saga Unfolds
Late in August, Donald Trump made history by becoming the first U.S. president to have his mugshot taken. This striking image was captured as he turned himself into Georgia authorities, facing 13 felony charges from a Fulton County grand jury. These charges stem from his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. This indictment in Georgia adds to a growing list of legal challenges for the former President. Federal cases have been filed against him in Washington, D.C., related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Additionally, there are allegations of mishandling classified documents in South Florida. Trump is also facing charges of falsifying business records, an attempt to conceal "hush money" paid to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 elections, aimed at silencing her about an alleged affair.
Trump's Belief in Ultimate Authority
Trump's refusal to acknowledge legal boundaries and his insistence on interpreting the law according to his desires are not new phenomena. Throughout his political career, he has often exhibited a belief in his ultimate authority over virtually everything. This is exemplified by his current stance of skipping the upcoming debate, opting instead to visit striking autoworkers in the UAW, despite the president of the union stating that the workers do not welcome his visit.
In the ever-shifting landscape of American politics, the clash between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly serves as a stark reminder of the tumultuous relationships that often define political discourse. Trump's ability to deflect tough questions and his conviction in his authority stands in stark contrast to Kelly's unwavering commitment to journalistic rigour. Whether this clash will have political ramifications remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the feud between Trump and Kelly is far from over, and the American public can expect more fireworks in the future.
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