Kelly’s advice for Trump: ‘Rise above it’

Illinois REALTORS (from left) Nykea Pippion-McGriff, Sara Ware, MauriceHampton and Wayne Caplanattended a holiday party featuring keynote speakerMegyn Kelly.

Illinois REALTORS (from left) Nykea Pippion-McGriff, Sarah Ware, Maurice Hampton and Wayne Caplan were among those who attended a holiday party featuring keynote speaker and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

A number of Illinois REALTORS were in attendance on Monday to hear Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly talk about the election and her new book.

Daniel Goodwin, chairman and CEO of the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies.

Daniel Goodwin, chairman and CEO of the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies.

Kelly spoke at an annual holiday luncheon given by Illinois REALTOR Dan Goodwin, chairman and CEO of the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies in Oak Brook. The event attracts political enthusiasts from across the state, and raises money for New Directions Housing Corporation, a non-profit Goodwin founded to help provide affordable housing alternatives.

On hand for the event held at the Westin Lombard were a number of Illinois REALTORS, including Immediate Past President Mike Drews, Treasurer Dan Wagner and past president Jim Kinney. Wagner is senior vice president for government relations for Inland.

Kelly, interviewed by Indiana Governor-elect Eric Holcomb, was asked what advice she had for President-elect Donald Trump. “To rise above it,” Kelly said, noting that Trump is going to have to get used to the fact that criticism is part of the job.

Kelly also discussed the election, saying she thought most people were turned off by all the dishonesty, But, turning away from the media as a source of news is not the solution. “To completely de-legitimize the press is dangerous, she said.

The Fox News anchor of the Kelly File said the person she most wants to interview now is Steve Bannon, recently appointed as a top aide to Trump and who has been criticized for his ties to the alt-right movement.

Kelly just recently published her book, Settle for More, which chronicles her time in the news business, and her run-ins with Trump and former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

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Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association’s communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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