‘She’s A Wack Job! What’s He Supposed To Say?’: Megyn Kelly Unloads On Media Over E. Jean Carroll/Trump Case
Journalist Megyn Kelly speaks during the Fortune's Most Powerful Women conference in Dana Point, California, U.S., on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The conference brings together leading women in business, government, philanthropy, education and the arts for conversations to inspire and deliver advice. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Journalist and podcast host Megyn Kelly on Monday laid out her issues with the steep $83 million fine former President Donald Trump has been ordered to pay in the defamation case of writer E. Jean Carroll, along with the media’s coverage of the case.

Kelly suggested Carroll might actually be the “wack job” Trump says she is and that the former president didn’t assault her, as Carroll claims. In that case, Trump should be permitted to call her a liar and defend himself.

“Let’s just entertain for a minute that Trump is the truth-teller, here,” Kelly said, “that Trump actually has no memory of this person, and certainly didn’t sexually assault her, and that she really is some sort of a kook who decided to make up a story about him to get her name in the headlines, to potentially get money from a deep-pocketed guy.”

She continued, “The media has zero appetite for entertaining that possibility.”

“She’s a wack job! What’s he supposed to say?” Kelly added, while noting that Carroll is going on mainstream airwaves and bashing Trump without consequence.

Kelly emphasized that Trump was never criminally convicted for an assault against Carroll, but a civil jury decided it was more likely than not that Trump assaulted her.

“She couldn’t even remember when it happened,” Kelly said of the Trump accuser. “She didn’t have a police report; she didn’t have a medical report; she had nothing other than two friends who said, ‘yeah she mentioned it at the time.'”

Kelly also highlighted that the 30-year gap between the alleged assault and the accusation makes it nearly impossible for Trump, or any person for that matter, to defend themselves. In one example, the journalist explained how difficult it would be to place your whereabouts some 30 years after the fact.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald joined Kelly on the episode and lamented the “weaponization of the judicial system.”

Some of the judges in the multiple cases against the former president are “just so unabashedly anti-Trump,” he said. “There’s an attempt to destroy political enemies and one of those weapons is the judicial system.”

Trump has maintained that he never assaulted Carroll and didn’t know her. Throughout the trial, he published social media posts criticizing the writer.


In one instance, he posted a viral video of Carroll speaking to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper about rape being largely viewed as a “fantasy.” Cooper looks visibly uncomfortable during the exchange and cuts to break. “Can you believe I have to defend myself against this woman’s fake story?” Trump captioned the video.

Related: Court Fines Trump $83.3 Million, Over Eight Times Lawsuit’s Request, In E. Jean Carroll Defamation Case

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