Megyn Kelly is a journalist, news pundit, and political commentator- of course you probably know that already if you bothered to click on this post in the first place. However, if you didn't know her several months ago (yours truly), you are more likely to now because of Donald Trump.
I believe the term is "frenemies"- friendly enemies. As a debate moderator, Kelly tried to come to the defense of women in her questioning and harsh rhetoric exchange with Trump during the first Republican debate of 2015.
Fast forward a few months and Trump and Kelly meet again in her first primetime show, "Megyn Kelly Presents". During the interview, she seems to hoodwink Trump with two particular questions: 'Has anybody emotionally wounded you"? Trump tells the story about his deceased, alcoholic brother who made a huge impact on his life.
His answer wasn't good enough. She repeats the question: 'Has anyone reaaaallly emotionally wounded you? Or hurt you?' He pauses to think. Yes. His feelings have been hurt. He admits he retaliates when his feelings are hurt. A very reaaalll answer because let's face it, nobody likes to expose their faults (half the nation is trying to do that for Mr. Trump anyway).
Then she moves on to ask him if he thinks his derogatory and/or negative remarks toward certain people effect them emotionally or wound them in any way.
He responds with a 'Yes'. If he gets hurt he fights back, he explained, and assumes others would do this too.
Here's where Mr. Trump is right AND wrong! Not anymore Trump! People get wounded and offended for every damn thing in the book nowadays. That's what Trump stands for though, and secretly I wished he had made that connection for Kelly. Because Kelly didn't stop there with her politically correct blabber.
'What would you say to all the kids who have been bullied and witness your behavior?' Kelly insists.
Trump reiterates what he does. He fights back. If he makes a mistake, he moves on. Nobody fights back anymore. They complain. They whine. Nobody is supposed to make a mistake anymore. If you say the wrong thing to someone now, even if it's an honest mistake, they take it wrong. No wiggle room for mistakes.
The strength of the American youth is floundering, and flushed down the toilet. We just don't make them strong anymore. We do the opposite. We talk like we're verbally constipated, running 559 scenarios through our head in which the person we're chatting at might get offended. Then people believe they have the right to be offended or our youth believes they should be offended by virtually everything!
Their feelings are more likely to get hurt if everything under the sun is a potential danger to their emotional stability. They're an emotional burn victim.
Kelly is exactly what is wrong with America. She badgered Trump, trying to make him feel bad in a passive aggressive (passed as journalism) sort of way. While I don't think it phased Trump, it left a bad taste in my mouth.
Finally! Somebody is trying to relieve this nation of the politically correct prison, and dark cloud, we live under right now. We've been waiting for somebody to say it out loud AND Trump has. But it is so ingrained into our culture that not even Kelly can recognize it...or maybe she prescribes to the current culture plaguing us.
I once knew someone who lost someone very close to them. The person committed suicide. Life had been very easy for this person then one day she learns she has a chronic illness, not terminal, but it resulted in her taking her own life. She couldn't handle anything that wasn't easy because nothing had prepared her for anything difficult.
This person didn't commit suicide because of a bully or because she was gay and misunderstood. She took her life because she had no coping mechanism. No fight, No will. Nothing difficult.
As we see in teens and young adults- they simply haven't had the years under their belt to realize things aren't as bad as they seem. They just don't have that hindsight and insight yet. So far it's the worst for them, and we see how seemingly small things become so big and disproportionate in their world. Sound familiar?
And back to our friend, Kelly whom I've decided represents a few things wrong with our country. She has the nerve to ask Trump whether he realizes his impact on young girls (when he insults a woman).
Kelly, dear, honey, sweetheart...(don't take that the wrong way)...but Miley Cyrus was an icon and role model for young women by the truckloads. She did her crazy business on stage one fateful night in a camel-colored skin suit, licking and gyrating (sorry, twerking would be the correct term) in a demeaning manner. The outcome? She was celebrated.
Kelly insinuates Trump has a substantial impact on girls. I'm willing to bet Miley had a much bigger fan base than Trump to begin with. Even after Miley's (breakdown?) MTV awards show performance, little girls flocked to her, bought her CD's. The media celebrated her 'Oh how liberating'. She can be whoever she wants, which is apparently a pansexual now.
Newsflash...women have been hoes for decades before Miley.
Nobody needs to get their panties in a wad about Trump- although mine are reaching because it irks me to no end that a smart(?) woman like Kelly believes it's acceptable when women degrade themselves (Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Kathy Griffin with their slutty sex talk and other escapades).
Yep put Kelly on the list of people who don't impress me! She is proof there is a politically correct agenda damaging even the smartest and strongest among us. I won't be party to that!
Don't waste your time with explanations.
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