Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: ‘I’m not interested in playing the race card’

FOX News host Megyn Kelley on Tuesday defended her decision to host the Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying she was not “playing the race game.”

“I’m a big believer in a balanced approach, and I think I have done a good job,” Kelly said.

“But this week I think that we’ve been played.

I’m not the kind of person who would want to play the race cards.”

While the Fox News host is not the first to take on race issues on a major political platform, her remarks are a departure from previous RNC appearances where she was more likely to discuss the importance of “narrative, tone and substance.”

In July, for instance, she took aim at the Republican Party’s efforts to pass immigration reform.

She said the party was “playing on our fears and fears of our communities.”

Kelly said in August that the party is “playing a game” of “getting the media to give us more stories and more time.”

She added: “I think we’ve got to have a sense of balance, because you’re seeing the media playing games and making it seem like we’re doing nothing.”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity, however, has remained critical of the RNC, saying it has not done enough to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

In her latest appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Kelly also defended her role in the coronave and said that she and her staff are “still in the dark” about the exact nature of the coronava virus.

“We don’t know how the coronvirus is spreading.

We don’t even know if it’s the same coronaviruses that were in people before the coronovirus,” Kelly explained.

“We know that they’re very different and we’re still in the darkness.”

Watch Kelly’s interview with Fox News below: