Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly are engaged in a public feud over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (video below).
The inter-office battle began when Kelly stated on her Oct. 5 broadcast of "The Kelly File" that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had picked safe appearances with Mary J. Blige, Entertainment Tonight and Steve Harvey's show where she received pre-screened questions.
Kelly then added:
And Donald Trump, with all due respect to my friend at 10:00, will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days, which doesn’t exactly expand the tent for either one of them.
In response, Hannity tweeted at Kelly on Oct. 5: "@megynkelly u should be mad at @HillaryClinton Clearly you support her. And @realDonaldTrump did talk to u."
The last time Trump gave Kelly an interview was back in May. That interview happened after months of Trump attacking Kelly on Twitter and in the media for her questions to him during a GOP candidate debate in 2015.
Kelly did not tweet back to Hannity.
When CNN asked Hannity for a comment, he sent the news channel a blank email.
Hannity has openly supported Trump, pushed discredited pro-Trump polls from the Internet, and attacked other journalists for their lavish lifestyles.
CNN reports that Kelly's contract with Fox News ends in mid-2017, while Hannity's deal goes until 2020.
Trump has given multiple interviews lately to Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and the co-hosts of "Fox and Friends."
According to CNN, Clinton has turned down interview requests from Kelly.
Stuart Stevens, an advisor on Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign (who appeared with Kelly on Oct. 5), told CNN in August that Trump's interviews on Fox News shows like Hannity were like "driving in loops around a cul de sac" because "he's selling to the people who have already bought the product."
Stevens added: "He's not sitting down with Megyn Kelly, other than that one time in May. He's not sitting down with Chris Wallace. It's just a comfort zone. It's what he has done during the whole campaign -- he's doing what is comfortable."