Starting your day with a warm sponge bath of Newt Gingrich's bile is never something we'd recommend, but it's perhaps worth dipping your toe in this morning just to watch Megyn Kelly hose him down on Fox News. In a heated interview last night, Gingrich went on a tirade against Kelly for bringing up the widespread consensus that Donald Trump is a sexual predator.

Accusing the media of bias against Trump on a scale "worthy of Pravda and Izvestia," Gingrich said Kelly is "fascinated by sex" for reporting on the myriad allegations of sexual assault and misconduct that have rocked the Trump campaign.

"You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex," Kelly replied, reasonably and forcefully. "But I am fascinated by the protection of women, and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office."

In response, Gingrich pivoted into his favorite foil Bill Clinton, saying "therefore, we're going to send Bill Clinton" back to the White House “because you, after all, are worried about sexual predators."

Then, bizarrely, Gingrich literally dares Kelly to say the words "Bill Clinton sexual predator," as if hearing a Fox News host say it three times on air like Mxyzptlk will magically whisk everyone back to the '90s when Gingrich was a powerful congressman leading the movement to impeach Bill Clinton for lying about cheating on his wife. This was also a golden era for Gingrich because he was simultaneously cheating on his wife with a congressional aide. And it seems Kelly may have alluded to this history of hypocrisy during the heated exchange:

Kelly keeps her cool throughout, but her contempt for Gingrich here is palpable, even as she sticks to the facts. "He's not on the ticket," Kelly points out, referring to Bubba. "And the polls also show the American public is less interested in the deeds of Hillary Clinton's husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president."

As Gingrich continues trying to blather over her, Kelly tartly ends the segment by telling her guest, "You can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker."

Listen closely in the clip above—in that tiniest of pauses between "and" and "spend" you can hear exactly what Kelly really wants to say about what Gingrich can do with his anger issues.


We need this election to end.