What You Missed: Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox, Turkish Nightclub Shooting, and More
In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute.
Fox News’ second-most-watched host, Megyn Kelly, has announced that she’s leaving the company and heading to NBC News. There she’ll host a daytime show and a weekend newsmagazine.
Kelly has a contentious relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, which began at the first presidential debate, when she asked him pointed questions about statements he made regarding women. It was also reportedly Kelly’s sexual harassment accusations against former boss Roger Ailes that ultimately led to him being fired.
More details about her upcoming role at NBC News will be revealed in the coming months.
A shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve has left at least 39 people dead. Although there have been attacks with much higher casualty rates, the politics of this attack make it a much more pivotal statement.
Trump’s Twitter Tactics
Trump took to Twitter this week to blast GM for importing cars from Mexico to the U.S. He threatened to tax the company, even though only a small percentage of its fleet is imported. GM shares fell 1 percent immediately after Trump tweeted.
Trump’s Twitter Tactics … Part 2
Trump condemned the GOP’s vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, saying that they have more important things to vote on, including tax reform and health care.
Congress’ move is scary, The Atlantic’s Norm Ornstein writes, because it upends a political system that’s based on checks and balances. And, according to The Atlantic’s David A. Graham, Trump has a rare talent for taking credit where it’s not always due.