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Fox's Kelly Gets Into It With Trump Supporter Over Objectifying Women

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Donald Trump and one-time Miss America Alicia Machado (Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 11:05 PM

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly laid into the Trump campaign for its handling of criticism of the GOP nominee's fat-shaming of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, asking "Why don't they just shut up" about how big women are "supposed to be."

In a Thursday night segment of "The Kelly File," Kelly – who first confronted Donald Trump about his harsh language about women during the first GOP primary candidates' debate – grilled former Navy SEAL veteran and Trump supporter Carl Higbie about the latest flap involving Machado.

Video of the exchange was posted by Mediaite.

"Why don't they just shut up about the women, and how big they're supposed to be?" Kelly asked.

"You know, Megyn, this is a little ridiculous," Higbie responded. "I see us in the middle of a presidential campaign . . . and we're talking about whether Donald Trump called someone fat 20 years ago. I just really don't know why the media is focusing on this when you have Hillary [Clinton] with Benghazi, e-mails, any number of other things and we're talking about this."

Kelly countered "many find that kind of objectification objectionable and you really shouldn't alienate half of the country, women, and you shouldn't alienate 70 percent of the country who are overweight. . . . It's a good way to lose votes."

Higbie argued Trump has hired women for high-level positions in his campaign and "they love Donald Trump. They don't have any of these problems with him."

"Carl, not to put a point on it, but they're all beautiful and none of them is overweight," Kelly replied.

Higbie later pointed out "the fact of the matter is 50 percent of our country is drastically overweight" – to which Kelly shot back: "Including Trump."

The exchange comes as the Los Angeles Times reported Trump wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough.

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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly laid into the Trump campaign for its handling of criticism of the GOP nominee's fat-shaming of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, asking "Why don't they just shut up" about how big women are "supposed to be."
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