Megyn Kelly Attacks ‘Power Hungry’ Jill Biden

Megyn Kelly has labeled first lady Jill Biden as being “power hungry” as President Joe Biden continues to face calls to drop out of the 2024 race following a poor debate performance.

The first lady is among those who have fiercely advocated for Biden to remain in the race, despite his lackluster debate performance in late June.

It sparked fresh worries about his age and his ability to beat Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in November’s election and to serve another four years as president. She told Vogue magazine that the family would “not let those 90 minutes define the four years he’s been president. We will continue to fight.”

Biden has vowed to stay in the race, despite a growing group of Democrats calling for him to step aside.

In an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Kelly accused the first lady of being obsessed with self-promotion and wanting a “shadow presidency” in the place of her “infirm” husband.

“I think she’s been exposed as a power-hungry[…]aspirant herself to political power,” the journalist told host Piers Morgan.

“She is on the cover of Vogue magazine right now. Why? Because she wants to promote herself.”

Kelly then referenced a photo from June 2021 that the first lady posted on social media with the caption: “Prepping for the G7.”

“She’s not the damn president. Get out of the chair. No one wants you at the G7,” Kelly said. “No one elected you to lead us politically.”

She also suggested that Jill Biden “insists on being called Dr. Jill Biden everywhere” because she “needs the affirmation of strangers.”

“A couple of years ago, I did a bit that went viral on how she insists on being called Dr. Jill Biden everywhere,” Kelly said.

“And all these left-wingers got upset with me. ‘She is a doctor, she’s got her PhD, she’s in education’… what have you. I don’t make fun of that degree. My own father had that degree. But my father would never have insisted somebody call him Dr. Kelly. He went by professor, and that was a title he’d earned.”

Jill Biden insists on it because “she’s power hungry,” Kelly said. “Because she has a small, fractured ego that she needs built up. She needs the affirmation of strangers to give her an honorarium that really means almost nothing.”

She went on: “I do think it’s tied to what we’re seeing now, the big reveal about her. She’s power hungry. She wants it.”

Newsweek has reached out to Jill Biden via the White House by email for comment.

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First lady Jill Biden speaks alongside her husband, President Joe Biden, on July 4, 2024, in Washington, DC. Megyn Kelly has labeled the first lady as being “power hungry.”

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Kelly also criticized a video that showed the first lady guiding Biden off the debate stage, saying it was like how a “mama” would lead “a toddler.”

She also referenced a video that showed Jill Biden telling her husband after the debate: “Joe, you did such a great job. You answered every question, you knew all the facts.”

The first lady speaks to the president “the way I speak to my dog when he sits on command,” Kelly said. “This is the leader of the free world. She knows how infirm he is. She wants a shadow presidency.”