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Megyn Kelly: Death Threats After Trump Question (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Fox News host Megyn Kelly said on April 3 that she received death threats after asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about his derogatory statements regarding women during the GOP debate in August 2015 (video below).

"You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs,' and 'disgusting animals.' Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?" Kelly accurately quoted and asked Trump.

"It's not so much what he writes or says, it's how he gins up anger among so many," Kelly told "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose. "So it manifests in my life in several ways."

"Have there been threats against your life?" Rose asked Kelly, who nodded. "Does that concern you?"

"It's not like I'm worried someone's actually going to come shoot me down," the mother of three stated. "But I do worry someone's going to try to hurt me in the presence of my children."

"I think it's very clear to [Trump] that he cannot control the editorial on my show, or from me, in a debate or other setting." Kelly added, "I wouldn't want to speculate beyond that."

Rose asked Kelly: "If on Monday, Donald Trump says, 'I want to come on your show,' would you say, 'You're welcome. Come on. We have a spot for you'?"

"Absolutely," Kelly responded.

"And it does not require an apology from him?" Rose asked the news host.

"Oh God, no," Kelly answered. "No. He does not have to apologize. We'd have to discuss something about the dynamic..."

Rose asked Kelly what she would ask Trump about his many attacks on her.

"'Why?'" Kelly replied. "That's what I really want to know. 'Why?'"

Trump attacked Kelly twice on Twitter on April 1:

"Is it possible for @megynkelly to cover anyone but Donald Trump on her terrible show. She totally misrepresents my words and positions! BAD."

"If @megynkelly stopped covering me on her show, her ratings would drop like a rock! My h to h interview with @AC360 beat her by millions!"

Sources: CBS News, Twitter (2) / Photo Credit: CBS News via YouTube

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