O'Reilly slams Megyn Kelly for buying into income inequality "fraud"

“You can’t get out of this income inequality situation by saying it doesn’t exist,” Kelly shot back

Published May 30, 2014 2:37PM (EDT)

    (Screenshot, Fox News)
(Screenshot, Fox News)

Fox News hosts Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly got into a heated debate over income inequality last night, with Kelly taking the side of the actual data and arguing that something needs to be done, and O'Reilly insisting that it's all just a big fraud.

“Listen, on the issue of income inequality, it’s a good issue for the Democrats because there is no question that it exists,” Kelly said, to which O'Reilly shot back: "It’s always existed."

“It’s worse now than it's been since 1920, according to the stats,” Kelly corrected him. "But both parties agree with that. The only difference is how we got there and what we do about it."

O'Reilly, however, was unable to concede the point. “You’re buying into this fraud, Kelly, and I’m very disappointed, so listen to the master,” he replied, attempting to "destroy this inequality myth" by using Kelly's personal history of working her way to the top.

"That's not true, because there are poor people who don't have the advantage of education that I had, the advantage of both parents in the home that I had," Kelly argued.

She added, “You can’t get out of this income inequality situation by saying it doesn’t exist and it's all a fabrication."

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