Megyn Kelly canceled? Former news anchor branded 'pathetic' for calling Joe Biden 'man who’s been in his basement'

A user shared, 'You continue to disappoint. This 'basement' line is straight out of Trump's juvenile playbook'


                            Megyn Kelly canceled? Former news anchor branded 'pathetic' for calling Joe Biden 'man who’s been in his basement'
Megyn Kelly (Getty Images)

Journalist and former news anchor Megyn Kelly seems to disagree with president-elect Joe Biden’s views already. On Twitter, Biden had written: “A nation united. A nation strengthened. A nation healed. The United States of America.” Kelly, quote-tweeted this post and said, “Written like a man who’s been in his basement for a year.” This didn’t sit well with Biden supporters and other social media users.

Political commentator Jon Favreau said, “You are truly pathetic.” But Kelly didn’t back down, she replied, “You have zero understanding of the mood of 70 million Americans who have been unfairly attacked relentlessly for the past four years as awful ppl just for supporting their president.”



 



 



 

There were others who reacted as well. One user asked, “Why do conservatives have to be all doom & gloom all the time? Why don't they want our next President and America to succeed?”  Another tweeted, “He wasn’t in his basement, but you wouldn’t know that because you only see the world through how Trump wants you to see the world.  Welcome back to reality—a world run by a man who wants us unified instead of divided.”

One commented, “I typically appreciate your commentary but this is outright rude. This is the sh***y commentary he’s trying to stop.” One stated, “Well it's better than Make America Great Again when America got WORSE because of a President who didn't know the BUSINESS of governance.” A user shared, “You continue to disappoint. This "basement" line is straight out of Trump's juvenile playbook. Biden stayed home as much as possible & held distanced events because he leads by example and we're in the middle of a pandemic. You're an influential woman. Please do better.”



 



 



 



 



 

The ‘basement’ reference pointed at Biden has been repeated by President Donald Trump quite a few times in the past. On April 23, Trump indirectly hit out at Biden saying the latter was hiding in a basement and showing little interest in a debate with him. At his press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House, Trump took a dig at Biden saying the Democrat was getting a free pass from the media while he was being slammed.

Referring to Biden as a "sleepy guy" (Trump often mocks Biden as "Sleepy Joe"), the president said: "We have a sleepy guy in the basement of the house that the press is giving the free pass to who doesn't want to do debates because of Covid." Then, in August, he attacked Biden in a series of tweets. "Joe Biden is coming out of the basement earlier than his hoped-for ten days because his people told him he has no choice, his poll numbers are PLUNGING! Going to Pittsburgh, where I have helped the industry to a record last year, & then back to his basement for an extended period," Trump wrote.

In 2015, Kelly had her share of problems with Trump. During the 2015 GOP presidential debates, when Kelly questioned Trump on his past behavior and comments on women, the President went on an anti-Kelly rant on Twitter, Deadline reports. But over the past years, it seems the situation has been better between the two, the report notes.

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