This election cycle, Megyn Kelly has somewhat surprisingly emerged as a champion for women. She’s pointedly criticized CNN for hiring former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and roasted Kellyanne Conway for denying Trump’s sexism. On Wednesday night she continued the streak by pressing Trump spokesman Jason Miller on why Donald Trump denied disparaging the appearance of the women who’ve accused him of sexual assault.
During the final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton called Trump out for saying, “He could not possibly have done those things to those women because they were not attractive enough to be assaulted.” Trump interrupted her to say, “I did not say that.” But Kelly played a clip for Miller in which Trump very clearly did say that.
“He denied that he disparaged their looks when accused of harassing them,” Kelly said. “And he did.” Miller replied, “He was clearly talking about their words, Megyn.”
Kelly: Why did he say when you looked at her — when you saw her — you knew I didn’t do it?
Miller: Because it wasn’t credible at all.
Kelly: You would tell from her face she wasn’t credible?
Miller: None of the stories — look, what people want to see is who’s going to be the leader who’s going to get this country back on track.
Kelly then asked whether calling Clinton a “nasty woman” would hurt Trump’s standing with women voters. “He’s not alienating female voters,” Miller said.