Last night Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump about some of the ‘horrible’ things he’s said to women. In that question, she said this among her line-up of insults:
“You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.”
Now the way that statement was framed by Kelly implies that Trump was being sexually suggestive, alluding that it would be a pretty picture to see that contestant on her knees…you know.
But that’s not what happened at all.
In the clip from Celebrity Apprentice, Brett Michaels was explaining to Trump that Brande Roderick didn’t want to get fired and had gotten down on her knees and begged not to be fired.
Trump responded “excuse me, you dropped to your knees?” Roderick responded “Yes.”
Then Trump joked “must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”
Trump was joking about something that had already occurred. He wasn’t suggesting she get down on her knees or that it would be pretty if she did.
Now maybe the joke was inappropriate. But Brande Roderick doesn’t think so. In fact she didn’t even remember it.
Here’s the clip in question and Roderick responding to it on MSNBC earlier today:
Roderick thought Trump was just trying to be funny on TV. She didn’t even take it the way Megyn Kelly suggested it was said.
Bottom line is Megyn should have dumped this in her question or at least provided the appropriate context.