Megyn Kelly Disagrees With NYT Review of Her Book

Tweets that she doesn't think Fox leaked questions to Trump
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 6:28 AM CST
Megyn Kelly Clarifies 2 Points From NYT Review of Her Book
In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, moderator Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Megyn Kelly's memoir is out next week, and she doesn't appear happy with parts of a review that appears Friday in the New York Times. Kelly took to Twitter to clarify two things: She doesn't think she was poisoned the morning of the first GOP debate, and she doesn't think any questions were leaked to Donald Trump in advance, reports USA Today. Kelly doesn't explicitly state either thing in the book, Settle for More, but Times reviewer Jennifer Senior reads between the lines. For instance, on the leak, Kelly wrote in her memoir that Trump was angry the day before the debate because he'd heard that the first question would be a tough one from Kelly, which turned out to be true—it was about his treatment of women. Reads Senior's review: "She doesn’t speculate where the leak came from. (She reports. You decide.)"

But the review adds that an "unambiguous takeaway from this book" is that then-Fox chief Roger Ailes and others "seemed to be nakedly colluding with the Republican presidential nominee." Kelly, though, tweeted that her book "does not suggest Trump had any debate Qs in advance, nor do I believe that he did." As for the other incident: Kelly wrote in her book that a driver picked her up to take her to the debate and insisted on fetching her coffee, even though she had repeatedly declined; she was violently sick minutes later. "Ms. Kelly never says outright that someone tried to poison her," adds the review. "But the episode spooked her. ... Foul play? Again: She reports. You decide." In her tweet, Kelly says that, "for the record," she thinks she caught a stomach bug that was going around, the same one Rand Paul had. (More Megyn Kelly stories.)

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