Megyn Kelly, author of the new book Settle for More, stopped by Shepard Smith Reporting today, where she discussed her experiences with childhood bullying and past criticism by President-elect Donald Trump.

The Kelly File host opened up about the "brutal" bullying she endured after she moved to a new school in seventh-grade.

"It was a form of torture, where I belonged to a group of girls and then one day for no apparent reason, the group turned and I had no friends, nobody to talk to," she recalled, adding that the girls would mock her weight and her skin. 

Kelly said she felt "alone" and "unlikable," explaining that she told a guidance counselor, but nothing was done. 

"It was 1982-83, so this was not the age of helicopter parenting, where the parents would have been all up in there," she said. 

Kelly said the situation improved toward the end of that school year, but those experiences affect the way she covers the news and how she approaches stories. 

Kelly and Smith then discussed what she called the "attempted bullying" by Trump during the presidential campaign. 

She said she doesn't understand why Trump did what he did, but that he was "genuinely angry" about her first GOP debate question and the coverage on "The Kelly File."

"I was not intimidated. I was scared, at times, for my safety and there were some tearful nights, but I never changed my coverage because of his threats or his attention," she said. 

Watch the full interview above and don't miss Megyn each night at 9pm ET on The Kelly File


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