5 New Questions Megyn Kelly Probably Wants To Ask Donald Trump During Fox News' Republican Debate, Part Two
The debate that kicked off the entire election season is about to go through a remake. Fox News on Thursday announced it will host another GOP showdown on Jan. 28, reuniting moderator Megyn Kelly and frontrunner Donald Trump in what could be an epic showdown more exciting than any spars among candidates.
Though debate fatigue has certainly settled in for many, the second Fox News GOP debate promises to bring back much of the spark from the Aug. 6 face-off when Kelly showed no fear in asking tough questions to all the candidates. She confronted Jeb Bush about his brother's war and challenged Scott Walker on his firm stance against abortions. But the question that drew the most attention came at about the 10-minute mark.
In her first direct query to Trump, Kelly confronted the business mogul for his past barrages against women, which included referring to them as "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs," and "disgusting animals." Despite Trump's poor joke that those comments were only in reference to comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Kelly pointedly continued, "Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect 'n, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?"
And it was on. From there came Trump's "blood coming out of her wherever" remark and a testy relationship between Trump and the Fox network that continued on as recently as last week. After Kelly incorrectly stated Trump's lead over Ted Cruz was 15 percentage points instead of 27 on The Kelly File, Trump launched a Twitter tirade that claimed the Fox News anchor was "bad at math."
The Jan. 28 debate, which will also bring back moderators Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, just might be more exciting than the eventual Republican and Democratic nominees' head-to-heads all because of Kelly, who, by some accounts, was the real winner of the first GOP debate. So much has happened since August, and Kelly will surely have plenty of new questions to pose to Trump.
1. "Is Your "Ban On Muslims" Just Another Form Of Bigotry?"
Trump's proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States was blasted from politicians, experts, and journalists from both sides of the aisle. Kelly will surely have choice words here.
2. "Without Putting Gender On The Table, Can You Tell Us How You Plan To Beat Hillary Clinton?"
Trump has repeatedly made sexist remarks toward the Democratic candidate, including whether she had the stamina to lead the country. Time to hear exactly how Trump plans to take her should they face off next year.
3. "Will You, And America, End Up As Putin's Lackey?"
Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave as close to an endorsement as possible to Trump, which drew the ire of many who challenged the chummy relationship.
4. "Will You Be A Good Loser?"
In an interview with Barbara Walters, Trump made perhaps the most personal statement he's ever made so far in this campaign: that he'd be a "loser" if he failed to nab the GOP nomination. Considering that's his favorite insult, Kelly should hone in and ask Trump to stand by his claim that he will support the Republican nominee if he does not win and not run as an Independent.
5. "Considering Your Past Remarks Toward Women, Do You Have The Temperament To Be President?"
Trump ignored much of Kelly's now-infamous question — blaming instead a culture of political correctness — which is why Kelly should reprise her original inquiry. And if it comes in the first 10 minutes again, that'll be even better.