She said Trump’s comments opened the door for others to say much worse.
On Tuesday, Kelly talked about the moment her daughter asked her about it.
“Yardley is amazing,” Kelly said about her daughter on “Good Morning America.” “A year ago after I went to the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s conference, she said, ‘What is that?’ I said, ‘Well it’s a gathering of really strong women who celebrate their accomplishments.’ I was taking Yardley down there with me and she said, ‘Are we two of them?’
“And then not quite a year later, she joined me at the presidential debate in Detroit and that’s when she told me she was afraid of Donald Trump.
“I had never revealed to her any of the things that . . . President-elect Trump had done. But she is 5 and she hears things in this world and one of the lowest points was when she came home and asked me what a bimbo was. And I just thought, ‘The same girl who thought she was being honored at the Most Powerful Women’s conference had learned a new word,’ which was one of the low points of the year.”
Kelly wrote in her memoir that Yardley had told her: “I’m afraid of Donald Trump. He wants to hurt me.”
When Kelly explained to her that was not the case, her daughter replied, “Well, he wants to hurt you, so he wants to hurt me too,” Kelly wrote.