Megyn Kelly mocks insecure GOP candidates for their mob-style "family meeting": "What do they want, a foot massage?"

Say what you will about Kelly, but you have to admire that she's not a team player

By Scott Eric Kaufman
November 3, 2015 7:30PM (UTC)
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On "The Kelly File" Monday night, the host of the previous Fox News debate roundly mocked the candidates who will be appearing on the next one for holding a summit to make sure they wouldn't have to field unexpected questions in a room with a temperature above 67° Fahrenheit.

Megyn Kelly acknowledged that there's nothing wrong with "want[ing] all the candidates to receive similarly-substantive questions," but her tone quickly shifted as she started to enumerate the rest of their demands.

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"No so-called 'lightning rounds' of questioning," she said. "Approval of any on-screen graphics aired during the debate. Yeah, that’s gonna happen."

"The networks should commit that they will not ask hand-raising questions, yes-or-no questions, allow candidate-to-candidate questions. Then, maybe, like a foot massage?" Kelly asked.

She was speaking with Fox News' digitial politics editor Chris Stirewalt, and the pair expressed great bemusement at some of the GOP candidates' request.

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"Can you imagine having to submit our graphics for approval to the candidates?" Kelly asked. "Good luck with that."

Watch the entire segment below via Mediate.

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