Megyn Kelly Bashes Joe Biden's Call For Unity: 'We're Not Gonna Unite'

Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has criticized President Joe Biden's call for national unity and dismissed the idea as "nonsense." She's the latest to suggest Biden is standing in the way of unity.

Kelly, who was a host and correspondent at NBC News from 2017 to 2018, told Glenn Beck's "Glenn TV" on Friday that the left had awoken a "sleeping giant" with political overreach. Beck asked her how the country could "possibly unite."

"We're not gonna unite," Kelly said. "It's all nonsense. I like a good inauguration and a good speech just as much as anybody and I feel patriotic whenever I witness them and I root for the president and I root for America in the way that you described."

"But unity is fool's gold," Kelly went on, making reference to former President Barack Obama, whom she often criticized while at Fox News.

"It's nonsense. Even if they generally mean it, they don't change Washington, Washington changes them. And Joe Biden is Washington — he's been there for 50 years."

While Kelly said she was in favor of "lowering the temperature" politically, something Biden has called for, she said she would continue to "fight."

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Kelly said.

"They're the same people who are telling you that you have no right to object if your minor child wants to go get cross-gender hormones during the middle of the day, leaving school grounds to go get testosterone so she can go from female to male — without you knowing. And if you wanna object, where's your unity? C'mon, we're supposed to pull together!" Kelly went on.

"Well I will object," she said.

Kelly was making reference to the transgender community. Biden is already moving to expand protections for transgender people. He is expected to lift former President Donald Trump's ban on them serving in the military.

"I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," Kelly said.

Biden called for unity in his inaugural address on January 20, but he also noted "there is truth and there are lies, lies told for power and for profit" and said there was a duty to "defend the truth and defeat the lies."

Many saw this as a thinly-veiled criticism of Fox News, Kelly's former employer, among other right-leaning outlets. Biden also signed 15 executive orders, some reversing Trump's key policies, on his first full day in office.

Former Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California. Kelly has called President Joe Biden's call for unity "nonsense." Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune