During a heated interview on “The Kelly File”, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) defended Donald Trump’s behavior with women and accused Fox News host Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated by sex” after she asked about the women who have accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault.
Gingrich said he was “sick and tired of people like” Kelly using the words “sexual predator” for Trump, who was caught on a 2005 tape bragging how he uses his fame to kiss women or grope them without consent, but now says it was simply “locker room talk.”
Kelly, who has clashed with Trump in the past, reminded Gingrich that Trump said he “likes to grab women by the genitals and kiss them against their will” and that it’s her obligation as a journalist to cover the allegations.
That’s when Gingrich lost it.
“You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” Gingrich said. “That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.”
“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,” Kelly replied.
Then Gingrich pulled a Trump card by bringing up allegations against Bill Clinton, the husband of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Kelly said her program had covered Bill Clinton’s past and the allegations against him extensively.
“But he’s not on the ticket,” she said. “And the polls also show that the American public is less interested in the deeds of Hillary Clinton’s husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president, Donald Trump.”
Kelly ended her interview with a jab at Gingrich.
“We’re going to have to leave it at that,” she said, “and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker.”
“You too,” Gingrich replied.
Just wow. Gingrich revealed how the Trump campaign is attempting to spin allegations of sexual assault by more than a dozen accusers against their candidate: They want people to focus on public policy, not sexual assault allegations — unless they’re against Bill Clinton.