While I’m sure she got the ratings she wanted out of her debut on NBC last night, what Megyn Kelly didn’t get was anything of substance out of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
I’ll admit she did seem to ask the right questions, but got no where as Putin was very much in control of the interview throughout. She never seemed to have the right followup question ready, and Putin made sure to ridicule the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
“For me, this is just amazing. You created a sensation out of nothing,” Putin said. “And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president. Well, this is, you know, you’re just, you people are so creative over there. Good job. Your lives must be boring.”
Additionally, there were no questions regarding the rounding up and torture of gay men in Chechnya.
Watch the full interview below.
Just some of the reaction from Twitter:
Putin Destroys Megyn Kelly when asked about Russia interfering in the US election. pic.twitter.com/aGcpNhHaQK
— USA Association (@USAAssociation) June 5, 2017
Now there’s finally proof of collusion between Trump and Russia – the way Putin destroyed Megyn Kelly.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) June 4, 2017
That was Megyn Kelly’s interview with Putin!? She didn’t ask him anything really, zero follow ups. Didn’t even ask about about Chechnya.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) June 4, 2017
Another cringe-worthy moment was when Kelly asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he was on Twitter – he has over 30 million followers. She didn’t think to look that up?
“Are You On Twitter”
Megyn Kelly Asked PM @narendramodi , World’s 2nd Most Followed
America’s very own Saggy Aunty😜pic.twitter.com/tbEoXjm3w4
— Archie (@Archu243) June 3, 2017