Megyn Kelly explained on "The Tonight Show” that she was just doing her job as a journalist during the Republican debate she moderated that featured a clash with Donald Trump.
“We never thought anyone would react to the questions that way,” she said to host Jimmy Fallon. “He got a tough question but they all got tough questions.”
Kelly, who hosts the “Kelly File” on Fox News, appeared on the “Tonight Show” on Thursday night where she described the “surreal six months” after Trump accused her of being biased against him because of her line of questions during an Aug. 6 debate last year.
During that debate, she asked Trump about his treatment of women.
“You've called women you don't like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ '’slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals’,” she said to Trump. “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? And how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?"
Kelly explained to Fallon Thursday night that the point of a debate is to ask “tough questions.”
“All those guys got it right it in the kisser. But that’s what they have to do,” she said. “They want George Washington’s job”
She continued, “I’m a member of the press and that’s what I do, press.”
Fallon praised Kelly for not bowing to Trump’s boycott of the Jan. 28 debate and asked her if Trump would be attending the upcoming Republican debate on March 3.
“He hasn’t committed,” she said and then went on to note that Trump has inspired many on the right.
“He’s electrified the Republican debates,” she said. “He’s introduced a lot of issues in this election that Republicans wanted to talk about.”