Megyn Kelly Thinks E. Jean Carroll’s Remarks on Maddow Show Could Hand Trump the Election

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As we reported, E. Jean Carroll was awarded more than $83 million as part of a defamation lawsuit by a New York jury on Friday. Victor Davis Hanson ripped the decision as an “embarrassing face” and former President Donald Trump vowed to appeal, saying there is “no longer justice in America.”  

As our sister site Townhall noted, when Carroll was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America,” she said that she was going to use the money on “something Donald Trump hates.” She then suggested she would create a “fund for the women who have been sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.” 

But then when she was interviewed by Rachel Maddow and Maddow asked about how she might “shore up women’s rights” with that money, she had this reaction.  Maddow teed it up for her. But I don’t think it quite went as Rachel hoped. “Yes, Rachel!. Yes!” Carroll exclaimed. 

“I have such, such great ideas for all the good I’m going to do with this money,” she declared to Maddow. “First thing, you and I are going to go shopping. We’re going to get completely new wardrobes, new shoes.” She said she’d get a motorcycle for her lawyer on her left and a new fishing rod for the woman on her right. “It’s yours, Rachel! Penthouse in France, you want a penthouse in France, you want to go fishing in France?”  Her lawyer hurriedly interjected saying it was a joke. 

That reaction was not received well by many and some thought it might redound to the benefit of former President Donald Trump when you see such comments and laughter. 

Megyn Kelly thought it might hand Trump the election. 

Maybe. We’ve seen how every attack seems to have driven his numbers up higher and the remarks on Maddow are certainly going to raise some eyebrows in people. 

Attorney Leo Terrell had a different take, seeing a possible reversal on appeal. 

I think it is quite possible if not reversed, the award will be reduced. 

Some thought Carroll shouldn’t be counting her chickens, and many thought that she might never see any of the money. Some questioned the laughter, given the alleged claims Carroll made. Some who said they were rape survivors were not amused. 

But no doubt that the best response from Trump, in addition to appealing, would be to win, if he becomes the nominee, as looks likely. 


  1. Best to not spend the money until you get it in hand and then keep it invested to make money for you while it is under appeal. I highly doubt the amount will stand as this seems highly politically motivated and by a politically alighted jury. The amount was outrageous even if he was guilty which I have doubt. How can anyone be convinced that the event happend when she cannot even remember when it happened, how it happened, or why it happened? Besides she is not an appealing female worthy of such action.

  2. When did this assault occur “in court now, wow,” and was it physically performed or maybe invited by her. Nuff said.

  3. E. Jean Carroll is a person who continually makes up stuff – partly to get attention, partly to get sympathy. In fact she is a liar. She needs to be in an institution.


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