Feisty Megyn Kelly backs Trump supporters bigly as Biden’s ‘unity’ mantra is more a call to ‘surrender’

Former Fox News and NBC host Megyn Kelly ripped former Obama officials Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau after they attacked her for dismissing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s call for “unity” post-election.

Kelly initially responded to a tweet sent from Biden’s account that said, “A nation united. A nation strengthened. A nation healed. The United States of America.”

“Written like a man who’s been in his basement for a year,” Kelly replied.

That led Favreau, President Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, to write, “You are truly pathetic.”

“You have zero understanding of the mood of 70 million Americans who have been unfairly attacked relentlessly for the past four years as awful ppl just for supporting their president,” Kelly answered.

“And you sound like Donald Trump spreading conspiracies about a basement. I thought you were supposed to be above that, having been on the receiving end of them yourself. Guess not,” said Favreau.

“I’m call [sic] them like I see them, same as u. He is out of touch if he thinks his election means unity/healing in a nation in which his supporters have dismissed (& continue to) half the nation as evil for 4 yrs. Top Ds are right now threatening anyone who ‘enabled’ him. Go fix that,” Kelly said, in reference to several Democrats and left-wing pundits who have called for holding Trump supporters to account for backing him.

“Joe Biden doesn’t believe half the country is evil. I certainly don’t. I do believe that right-wing media figures like you rile up a lot of people by spreading conspiracies like you did with that basement tweet, so I’d definitely love for that to stop,” Favreau responded.

“I agree w/you that Biden doesn’t think that. But a large faction of his supporters & media (but I repeat myself) do & have been peddling that vitriol for 4 yrs. I know ur happy he won, but to pretend this is now the ‘unity’ era is to be willfully blind to reality,” said Kelly.

At that, Vietor — Obama’s National Security Council spokesman — weighed in.

“Must have missed all of Megyn’s takes expressing empathy for the majority of Americans who voted against Trump in 2016 and 2020. Maybe it was buried in one of her specials about how Santa is white?” Vietor wrote.

“Pathetic and once again more proof that you only know how to sling mud & debase yourself,” answered Kelly.

Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign who has feuded with Kelly in the past, wrote, “Maybe we should each ask ourselves how are we helping to heal the nation and get past the meanness and insults?”

“From anyone other than you, that might resonate,” Kelly wrote.

In response to another user who attempted to rationalize Biden’s ‘unity’ tweet, Kelly called them “delusional.”

“Then it’s delusional & out of touch. Republicans have been told for 4 years that they’re racist, sexist, xenophobic bigots if they support Trump & now suddenly it’s ‘let’s heal! Unite!’ It’s not going to happen. He should check Twitter to see what D’s are saying re ‘lists’ etc.,” she wrote.

She then quoted a tweet from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in which the self-described Democratic socialist called for “archiving these Trump sycophants” online so they can’t “deny their complicity in the future.”

“Biden calls for ‘unity’ and ‘healing’ – perhaps he should take it up first with the loudest voices of his own party?” Kelly wrote.

Conservative lawyer, pundit, and former Army officer Kurt Schlichter also weighed in:

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