Fox News host Megyn Kelly called out Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after she tried to suggest that Donald Trump had strong support from women voters.
Following Tuesday night’s Vice Presidential Debate in Virginia, Kelly noted that GOP V.P. candidate Mike Pence had falsely stated that neither he nor Trump had ever said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a stronger leader than President Barack Obama.
“Putin has had journalists shot in the street so it’s a little jarring to hear him praised by Donald Trump as a strong leader,” Kelly explained.
“Nobody thinks Obama is a strong leader,” Conway replied. “Why, in the new CNN poll, is Hillary at 53 percent among women? She’s running as the first female president. There’s something holding her back.”
But that statement didn’t pass the smell test with Kelly.
“She’s beating Donald Trump by some 20 points with women,” the Fox News host interrupted. “I mean, why is Donald Trump at 32 percent?”
“Not really,” Conway shrugged. “Not in all polls.”
“You are sitting here suggesting, why are her numbers low with women and you work for Donald Trump!” Kelly exclaimed. “His numbers are historically low for a Republican nominee with women. Historically low.”
“Mitt Romney lost women by 13 points and John McCain lost by 13,” Conway argued.
“Mitt Romney’s numbers are crushing Donald Trump’s numbers with women. Crushing them!” Kelly observed. “There’s 35 days to go, Kellyanne. The criticism of Donald Trump is that he was doing well and that he was rebounding and his numbers in various states were rebounding and then he went after Miss Universe and talked about her being too fat and talked about women’s looks again. And women don’t like that, according to these polls.”
“I guess I would focus on why we’re here, which is the vice presidential debate,” Conway said.
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 5, 2016.