Hillary Clinton Calls Megyn Kelly ‘A Superb Journalist’

By A.J. Katz 

During an interview on The View, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, calling her “a superb journalist.” The discussion was about sexism and Donald Trump’s campaign. “His attitude about what he has said about so many women – the way he treated Megyn Kelly, who is a superb journalist, right? [the co-hosts agreed saying, “yes, she is”] I just don’t understand what he thinks is the role of somebody running for president.” WATCH:

Meanwhile, Kelly spoke with Variety about how she’s been trying to get an interview with Clinton. “She’s surrounded by so many circles, it’s like you can’t get through,” said Kelly. “I hope she’s not going to govern like this. Am I really that scary? I’m a tough interviewer when it comes to these politicians, for sure. But how can she say she deserves George Washington’s job and not sit with me?”

In that Variety interview with Ramin Setoodeh as part of the magazine’s Power of Women issue, Kelly also revealed some things about her own future:

Your contract is up after the election. Have you decided if you’re staying at Fox News?
I haven’t.

You might not stay?
Never say never. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve had a great 12 years here, and I really like working for Roger Ailes. I really like my show, and I love my team. But you know, there’s a lot of brain damage that comes from the job. There was probably less brain damage when I worked in the afternoon. I was less well known. I had far less conflict in my life.  I also have three kids who are soon going to be school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. I come to work at 3:30. I like to see my children. Having said that, my boss has been good about working with me to make me happy – he knows I’m a hard worker. I’ve had few problems here where I couldn’t talk to him and say, “Can we work something out?,” and come away happy.

Would you consider your own talk show?
I’ve thought about that. I don’t know what the market looks like for that in 2016. Many people have tried and failed. I do love covering the news. I just don’t think that’s the perfect thing for me.

What about co-hosting a morning show like “Today”?
You have to wake up so early. The alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. When I did “America’s Newsroom,” which started at 9 a.m., I remember saying to the makeup artist at the time, ‘If you could only know the afternoon me, you’d like me so much better.’ Listen, this is a fickle business. What if they called me and fired me tomorrow? I have to keep my options open.

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