Bannon Told Ailes That Megyn Kelly Is ‘The Devil’

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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon attends a swearing in ceremony for new Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017.

Controversial White House chief strategist Steve Bannon revealed to Politico on Friday that, when he was still in charge of far-right website, the outlet’s relationship soured with Fox News over Megyn Kelly. According to Bannon, his friendship with ex-Fox News chief Roger Ailes began to sour when Kelly famously grilled the Republican presidential candidates—most famously Donald Trump—during an early primary debate. “The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop,” Bannon recalled. “I told [Ailes] then, I said, ‘She’s the devil, and she will turn on you.’”