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Independent journalist Megyn Kelly was in stitches after comedian and podcast host Kyle Dunnigan appeared on her podcast and did a few impressions of President Joe Biden and other prominent political figures.
Kelly interviewed Dunnigan on “The Megyn Kelly Show” as if he were the president himself, asking him about his son Hunter Biden and his previous controversial business deals in Ukraine, which included a position on the board of Burisma Holdings, an energy company that has long been a target of bribery allegations.
“My boy, Huntie… he’s lost his job over there in the ”kraines’,” Dunnigan said, in character as Biden. “He had a nice cushy job there working for $80,000 a week. This guy, man, he blew it all. Blew it all for self-centered reasons.”
When Kelly asked Dunnigan who he means by “this guy,” Dunnigan replied. “Plutin, man. Pluto blew it for my boy. C’mon, you know the thing! The guy!”
Kelly also asked about Biden’s previous comments, where he seemed to call for regime change in Russia.
“What happened when you seemed to call for regime change earlier this week, something that is not U.S. policy and actually could place other world leaders, including men like yourself, in danger. Why did you do that?” Kelly asked.
“Huh? Wha … what’d I do? You said it! You said it, pal! I didn’t say nothing about that,” Dunnigan replied.
Kelly dominated headlines last week when she tore into former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson over her defense of President Joe Biden as the world is engulfed in numerous conflicts.
During an interview on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Williamson complained that Americans are too deep in their own political corners, saying people should react to news as Americans.
“Eisenhower said that the American mind at its best is both liberal and conservative. We are E Pluribus Unum, we are different political views, we are different ideologies,” Williamson began. “But there must be some unifying principles on which we agree to agree.”
“Whether it’s Biden that is behaving in an outrageous way or it is Trump behaving in an outrageous way, we shouldn’t respond to these things just as Republicans or Democrats. We should respond to them as Americans,” Williamson continued.
Kelly fired back with examples of Biden behaving in ways that she argued are outrageous.
“We see Joe Biden do things like the eviction moratorium, which he knew, he knew was unlawful. And the same thing with the mandate on the vaccines, he knew it was going to get struck down but he did it anyway,” Kelly said.
“If we’re going to be based in reality, let’s be based in reality. And this president misleads us at every turn — and the media misleads us at every turn. When it comes to media when it comes to ‘Russiagate,’ I mean, and we’re supposed to just look at the ‘orange man bad’ and blame it all on him,” she continued.
Williamson was not happy about this and argued that Kelly was playing the “us versus them” narrative, saying: “Even what you’re just saying stays stuck in the right versus left.”
Kelly hit back, saying it’s a question of “right versus wrong.”
Williamson moved on and then complained former President Donald Trump had continued domestic oil production.
“We have to do it — We have to do it, Marianne. People who need to power their houses and need cheap energy cannot get by with the prices we’re going to impose on them,” Kelly hit back, explaining that the high cost of forcing a move to green energy was not feasible for most Americans.
“If we had started a just transition to clean energy back when Jimmy Carter first talked about it, we would not be vulnerable to Russia the way we are right now,” Williamson complained. “This used to be a country that knew how to respond to emergencies.”
Kelly then brought up how Biden is being weak by not strengthening the military after the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan was a display of weakness.
“Not flexing that muscle — going into the fetal position was a disaster!” Kelly said.
“Do I get to talk now?” Williamson snidely asked before turning the conversation back to green energy, arguing that dependence on Russian oil was the problem.
“If we had moved into green energy — into clean energy over the last few years when we should have — we wouldn’t need to be horsed to Russia.”
Kelly pushed back again, saying that the United States had been energy independent when Trump was president. “There’s nothing wrong with natural gas!”
Williamson disagreed, however, saying, “This is America, a free society, we don’t all have to agree on everything. You say there’s nothing wrong with natural gas. A lot of people have a problem with that.”