Things got a bit awkward on The O’Reilly Factor when Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly talked about her scoring an interview with a guest before O’Reilly.
Recently, Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart saw students at Valdosta State University stepping all over the American flag and intervened. She grabbed the flag and argued with protesters and ended up being detained by the police (but was not officially arrested).
Megyn Kelly’s show landed an interview with Manhart, but O’Reilly apparently did not.
Kelly was on O’Reilly’s show talking about the matter, and O’Reilly shared the suspicion his producers had that Manhart was seeking out publicity (after Kelly brought up a Playboy shoot Manhart did with the flag). O’Reilly told Kelly that’s why they “gave the interview to her show.”
Kelly, keeping things light, said, “You didn’t give it to me… We booked her before you tried to book her.”
They were both pleasant and appeared to be teasing, but the tension was palpable.