Megyn Kelly scored a pretty big interview today, speaking with MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton about #BlackLivesMatter and why he hasn’t apologized for his role in ginning up outrage over Ferguson.
The interview started out lighter, with Sharpton talking about the black vote and President Obama and Donald Trump, but Kelly pivoted to the issue of race relations and “more controversial aspects” of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, such as “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” chants.
Sharpton said he doesn’t condone that kind of rhetoric.
Kelly asked him briefly about Baltimore before going in hard on Ferguson. She asked him, “Do you feel bad about what you said?”
Sharpton seemed a bit confused as to what she meant, affirming that he “stated what I believed” and expressed the sincere outrage of many.
Kelly pointed out that the DOJ report found no reason to charge Officer Darren Wilson, asking him if he bears responsibility “when your opinion is proved to be wrong.”
They really went back and forth on this for a while, and at one point Sharpton cried, “Megyn, calm down!” Kelly suggested he not go there (though he did kind of awkwardly grab her microphone at the end of the interview).
Watch above, via Fox News.
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