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Megyn Kelly Says Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Asked Her What a ‘Bimbo’ Was After Donald Trump Insult

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Megyn Kelly has taken Donald Trump to task more than once for his language toward her, even going so far as to confront him during an interview on her show Megyn Kelly Presents about multiple “bimbo” comments on Twitter. But Tuesday she revealed how his use of language affected her on an even more personal note.

In an interview with Good Morning America, the Fox News host revealed that one of the most heartbreaking moments of the presidential election was when her five-year-old daughter Yardley asked her what a “bimbo” was, alluding to the vulgar language that Donald Trump retweeted about Kelly on Twitter.

Kelly drew a contrast between what her daughter observed after attending Fortune’s Most Powerful Women conference with her and the word in question.

“I had never revealed to her any of the things that…President-elect Trump had done” she said. “But she is 5 and she hears things in this world and one of the lowest points was when she came home and asked me what a bimbo was. And I just thought, ‘The same girl who thought she was being honored at the Most Powerful Women’s conference had learned a new word,’ which was one of the low points of the year.”

Kelly said that after the presidential debate in Detroit, her daughter told her that she was afraid of Donald Trump; in her memoir, Settle for More, Kelly also reveals that her daughter was scared that Trump wanted to hurt Kelly, telling her, “Well, he wants to hurt you, so he wants to hurt me too.”

Watch the interview below.


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