What to make of Donald Trump’s litany of tweets against Megyn Kelly upon her return to The Kelly File last night?
Either Trump has a schoolboy crush on Kelly or he’s still angry with her for asking him a tough question about his past statements against women at the GOP debate earlier this month. I suspect the latter is more likely and if that is the case then Trump’s skin is even thinner than Obama’s. The last thing this country needs is another thin-skinned Commander in Chief. May I remind people Kelly asked the question almost three weeks ago.
Let me put it another way. Trump wasn’t the only candidate to whom Kelly put a tough question. Consider Dr. Ben Carson. When he wasn’t otherwise being ignored, Kelly asked him this pointed question:
Kelly: You are a successful neurosurgeon, but you admit that you have had to study up on foreign policy, saying there’s a lot to learn.
Your critics say that your inexperience shows. You’ve suggested that the Baltic States are not a part of NATO, just months ago you were unfamiliar with the major political parties and government in Israel, and domestically, you thought Alan Greenspan had been treasury secretary instead of federal reserve chair.
Aren’t these basic mistakes, and don’t they raise legitimate questions about whether you are ready to be president?
Carson: Well, I could take issue with — with all of those things, but we don’t have time.
But I will say, we have a debate here tonight, and we will have an opportunity to explore those areas, and I’m looking very much forward to demonstrating that, in fact, the thing that is probably most important is having a brain, and to be able to figure things out and learn things very rapidly.
So, you know, experience comes from a large number of different arenas, and America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians, but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, creativity, innovation, and that’s what will get us on the right track now, as well.
For all intents and purposes, Kelly basically asked Carson if he was an idiot. And yet unlike Trump, Carson didn’t tell Kelly she wasn’t being very nice. Instead, he handled himself with grace and dignity. I’ve had some deep reservations about Carson, but there is something to be said for not becoming defensive when something is asked of you. I’m sure Carson didn’t care for Kelly’s question, but we don’t see him whining about being asked a tough question nearly three weeks after the fact. In which case, perhaps Dr. Carson can give Trump a prescription that will toughen his thin skin.