In the days since Fox News host Megyn Kelly said she would not run for president, she has received criticism from conservatives who believe she is giving a platform to the alt-right, a white nationalist movement that espouses a hard-line view of immigration.
In her interview with Megyn, Kelly said, “I will not be part of a death panel that tells you who you can and cannot marry.
That’s not what this country is about.”
She went on to say, “There is no such thing as a Christian nation and no such things as a Jewish nation.
We’re all Americans.”
Kelly’s comments came after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was open to considering a “death panel” to decide who can and can’t become president.
“The way we do it in this country, if you’re not allowed to marry your wife, you’re going to have a death-panel,” Trump said on Thursday.
He also called for a ban on Muslim immigration, saying, “We can’t have them, because they’re killers.”
Kelly said in her interview on Friday that she was “not endorsing any particular person.”
Kelly is scheduled to appear on “Fox & Friends” on Saturday and Sunday.
Kelly said her new interview would be “very different” from her previous interview with Sean Hannity, where she said she was not endorsing any person.
In Hannity’s show on Friday, Kelly made a point of saying that she would be a “pro-life” candidate, and she reiterated that message in her Fox News interview on Thursday morning.
Kelly also said in the interview that she is “not a Christian” and would not support Trump.
“I’m not a Christian.
I’m a human being,” Kelly said.
“And I am a woman.
And I will stand up to anybody who wants to do me harm.”
She added that she wants to “make a stand” against what she said was Trump’s “offensive” comments.
The Fox News show also aired a clip from the interview, in which Kelly said that she had seen footage of Trump making racist comments, including his claim that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
Kelly defended her comments on Fox News.
“It was not a question of whether he was a racist.
I’ve never seen that,” she said.
She also called Trump’s remarks “offensive and wrong.”
“And if you’ve never heard that before, I hope you’ll hear that a lot,” Kelly continued.
“You know what?
You know what, I’m not endorsing anybody.
I don’t think this is the best use of my time.”
Kelly, who is not a registered Republican, has also been criticized for appearing on the Fox News program during the 2016 presidential election and for her comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
In September 2016, she said in a New York Times interview that Trump would not be a good president because of his views on women.
“As a woman, as a person of color, as someone who is Latina and African American and Asian American, as somebody who has suffered abuse, it’s hard for me to believe that Donald Trump, as president of the United Kingdom, would ever be an acceptable leader for a free and democratic society,” Kelly told the Times.
Kelly was not the only Fox News anchor to make controversial comments during her tenure.
Former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson was suspended after his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” aired a segment in which he suggested that women who have abortions should be “kicked off the planet.”
A video from the segment has since been removed from Fox News, but Carlson was not fired.
Kelly, the former host of “Fox and Friends,” has also had to deal with criticism for her conservative views.
She was the target of a wave of backlash for her comment that women were allowed to wear headscarves during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Turkey.
The headscarf ban was the subject of a major social media backlash, with many tweeting that Kelly was making the world “great again.”
On Friday, a video surfaced showing Kelly saying that if President Donald Trump did not want her to run, “he could fire me.”
Kelly defended herself in the video, saying she was only referring to Trump’s comments about women.
She said she didn’t “believe that there is anything wrong with having a religious or moral conviction about something.”
“That’s not a position I hold.
I do not hold a religious position.
I just do not believe there is something wrong with wearing a hijab,” she added.
“What I’m saying is, what is the harm if I wear a hijab, but if I don.
What is the danger if I do?”