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Newt Gingrich Goes on Megyn Kelly’s Show, Accuses Her of Being “Fascinated With Sex”

Former speaker of the House, and born-again Donald Trump true believer, Newt Gingrich went on Fox News on Tuesday night to speak to Megyn Kelly. The underlying thesis Newt was peddling was: “The next two weeks are a contest of two parallel universes.” Sounds about right. Gingrich then went on to describe the totally real universe that he and a couple other guys live in where everything is a lie and Donald Trump is winning. The gaslighting continues, this time with a Gingrich aftertaste.


The interview didn’t shed much light on much of anything that we didn’t already know, but at one point, Gingrich accused Kelly of “being fascinated with sex!” The conversation started off about polling (yawn) and Gingrich’s dual-universe theory (ick) and somehow ended up, well, here.


To the transcript!

(The back-and-forth starts with Kelly recounting the sexual assault allegations against Trump and the possibility that he’s a sexual predator.)

Newt: You want to go back through the tapes of your show recently. You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy.

Kelly: Me, really?

Newt: That’s what I get out of watching you tonight.

Kelly: You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of woman and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office and I think the American voters would like to know …

There does not appear to be any head-to-head polling on sex vs. public policy, in either universe.

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