Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly she is “fascinated with sex” and coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a live televised interview Tuesday night.
The heated exchange came toward the end of Kelly’s program, “The Kelly File.” Kelly responded to Gingrich’s comment with a chuckle saying “Really?”
“You know what, Mr. Speaker. I’m not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the oval office,” Kelly continued, adding that poll numbers showed women voters in particular want to know more about the accusations.
Watch the nearly four-minute exchange below.
Gingrich responded by bringing up sexual accusations against former President Bill Clinton, but Kelly said accusations against Trump were of greater concern than those against Clinton because “he’s not on the ticket.”
Kelly closed the conversation by telling Gingrich to take his “anger issues and spend some time working on them.”
Following the program both Gingrich and Trump’s social media director posted links publicizing the exchange.
For the record, @megynkelly was wrong, i don’t have anger management issues. I do have media bias issues!
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 26, 2016
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) October 26, 2016
Trump himself congratulated Gingrich this morning, calling it an “amazing interview,” and that “we don’t play games,” NPR reported.