Megyn Kelly continued her tough questioning of Bill Ayers, the former domestic terrorist and co-founder of the Weather Underground. During the course of the discussion, Kelly grilled Ayers on his relationship with President Barack Obama and asked him what it would take to “make you bomb this country again.”
“I can’t quite imagine putting a bomb in a building today–all of that seems so distinctly a part of then. But I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility, either.”
Ayers claimed to hardly know Obama and doesn’t speak with him these days.
“I knew him as well as he knew 10,000 other people,” Ayers said. “Today, I wish I knew him much better and I wish he’d listen to me.”
“I’d want him to stop droning people; I want him to close Guantanamo; I want him to, you know, universal health care.”
Later, Kelly asked Ayers possibly one of the more controversial statements he’s made since becoming an academic.
In one of the more heated moments in the interview, Kelly asked Ayers why his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, refused to help bring in the people responsible for murdering two police officers and a security guard during an infamous heist gone bad.
Ayers responded by trying to convince Kelly she would’ve done the same in those circumstances, and Kelly lost it.
“You know what I’d say? I’d say, ‘Two cops are dead and so is a security guard and I will help put whoever did it behind bars.”
“Professor Ayers, nine children lost their fathers that day! Why didn’t your wife help?” she asked.