Steve Bannon Once Told Roger Ailes That Megyn Kelly Was "The Devil"
"I told him then, I said, ‘She’s the devil, and she will turn on you,'" the Trump strategist reportedly said of Kelly.
President Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has opened up about the rift between his political website Breitbart and Fox News — and he blames Megyn Kelly.
In a recent interview with Politico, Bannon said, "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop.”
Kelly, who has since departed Fox News despite an enormous offer from the network, made headlines when she accused then-CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment in her most recent book. Ailes would later resign amid claims made by other female staffers at his network, including host Gretchen Carlson, who filed a lawsuit against him.
Bannon said that he had previously warned Ailes of Kelly before the incident. "I told him then, I said, 'She's the devil, and she will turn on you,'" the Trump strategist told Politico.
Kelly was critical of Trump during the Republican primaries, a fact that did not sit well with Trump himself who, in a fashion that has become typical for those that draw his ire, fired back on Twitter, lambasting her show and its ratings.
This week, Fox News was dealt a further blow as their No. 1 ratings magnet, host Bill O'Reilly, resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, much like Ailes before him. Longtime pundit and Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been picked to fill the now vacant primetime spot.