Poll Context: The Megyn Kelly / Donald Trump interview finally took place and it all turned out well. The problem though is that Megyn keeps telling everyone that it’s not about her and yet she kept coming back to bullying and name calling. You may remember the feud started over her questioning of Trump in the first debate. She showed a clip of part of her question but not the part that really upset Trump. The question that originally upset Trump was,
Kelly: You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.
But of course that was a low blow taken totally out of context. In fact, the way that statement was framed by Kelly implied that Trump was being sexually suggestive, alluding that it would be a pretty picture to see that contestant on her knees…
But that’s not what happened at all.
In the clip from Celebrity Apprentice, Brett Michaels was explaining to Trump that Brande Roderick didn’t want to get fired and had gotten down on her knees and begged not to be fired.
Trump responded “excuse me, you dropped to your knees?” Roderick responded “Yes.”
Then Trump joked “must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”
Trump was joking about something that had already occurred. He wasn’t suggesting she get down on her knees or that it would be pretty if she did.
Now maybe the joke was inappropriate. But Brande Roderick doesn’t think so. In fact she didn’t even remember it.
Trump says he’s a counter puncher and he responded to a low blow. Kelly hinted at being bullied by Trump and said she felt her question was no worse than she asked anyone else; which was blatantly untrue.