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Newt Gingrich (left) and Megyn Kelly (photos by AP)
Newt Gingrich (left) and Megyn Kelly (photos by AP)

Megyn Kelly's interview with Newt Gingrich is among a weird election's weirdest moments


Watch that video. Trust us. 

'Fascinated with sex'

There's a lot to unpack there, but probably the strangest moment was when Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker and current Trump surrogate, said Fox News host Megyn Kelly was "fascinated with sex, and you don't care about public policy." (Start at 0:27).

Kelly looks briefly stunned and bemused before retorting, "I'm not fascinated by sex. But I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office."

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No, I just want to hear you use the words. I want to hear you use the words 'Bill Clinton, sexual predator.' I dare you.
Newt Gingrich

The conversation with Gingrich deteriorated into a discussion about Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct. 

How this all wrapped up

"The polls also show that the American public is less interested in the deeds of Hillary Clinton's husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president," Kelly responded before abruptly ending the interview. 

The Washington Post has a full transcript if you don't want to watch the interview. (Trust us, it's worth watching.)

Dan Scavino, the Trump campaign's social media manager, thought Kelly was humiliated.

And Gingrich wanted to show off the interview on his own Twitter feed.

File-This March 8, 2014, file photo shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. The New York billionaire is considering Gingrich, among what he previously described as a short list of possible running mates. Gingrich's inclusion was confirmed by a person involved in the vetting process who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

In 2007, Gingrich admitted to having an affair with a congressional aide 23 years his junior during the impeachment trial for Bill Clinton. That aide, Callista Bisek, later became Gingrich's third wife, four months after divorcing.

Mostly, bystanders were amused.

Or angered. It's hard to tell sometimes.

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