Megyn Kelly Responds to Tweet Telling Her to Fade Away and Enjoy Large Pot of Money
Megyn Kelly has a word for Matthew Dowd after he dragged her on Twitter and advised her to fade away and enjoy her large pot of money.
Twitter was on fire on Saturday as journalist Megyn Kelly and Political Analyst Matthew Dowd got into a heated back-and-forth.
As reported by PEOPLE, it all began when Matthew took a jab at Megyn for the sexual harassment allegations against Matt Lauer on Friday.
In the since-deleted tweet, Matthew wrote:
“I really don’t want to hear from either Matt Lauer or Megyn Kelly. Can’t they just fade away and enjoy their large pot of money.”
It didn’t take long before Megyn fired back at the ABC News analyst with a tweet that read:
“Yes, I could just sit back and “enjoy my money,” @matthewjdowd, but instead, I’ve chosen to speak up for women being harassed and abused who have been muzzled by NDAs. Sorry, you find that so annoying.”
Yes, I could just sit back and “enjoy my money,” @matthewjdowd, but instead I’ve chosen to speak up for women being harassed and abused who have been muzzled by NDAs. Sorry you find that so annoying. https://t.co/Fy86s5QTsF— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 19, 2019
They continued their Twitter battle with Dowd accusing Megyn of being bias as he didn’t see her standing up for other victims of sexual harassment.
He explained that he understands that she is “blasting NBC, but I don’t see you saying much about Fox.”
To that, she replied that she devoted an entire chapter of the book to the harassment scandal at Fox and advised him to read it.
Dowd didn’t give up and countered Kelly telling her that he would put his objectivity against hers any day. To which she answered:
“I think the words you’re looking for are ‘I’m sorry, I was wrong.’ Apology accepted.”
I think the words you’re looking for are “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” Apology accepted! https://t.co/6YOOrDXqFo— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 19, 2019
Dowd ended the feud by letting Megyn know that he deleted the post because he wanted to do better and reduce the meanness in the world. He concluded it, writing:
“I do wish you well and hope we can heal instead of hurt.”
@megynkelly I deleted the original tweet. No matter how right I feel, it is not the loving way I want to be in this world. We have enough meanness and coarseness in the world today, I strive to do better each day. I do wish you well and hope we can heal instead of hurt.— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 19, 2019
Willing to put their fight behind, Megyn replied:
“I am less for meanness in the world. We’re good.”
According to the Daily Mail, Matthew’s attack on Kelly was in response to her interview with Tucker Carlson, last week Wednesday.
During the intrview, she asked for an independent investigation into the allegations leveled against Matt Lauer, and referred to him as a “sexual predator.”
Lauer was dismissed in November 2017 from NBC when a colleague accused him of raping her in a hotel. Megyn was the host of “Megyn Kelly Today” before the show was canceled in October 2018.