Megyn Kelly Warns of Potential Turmoil If Trump Faces Incarceration Before Election Day: ‘Nation at Risk of Unrest’

Megyn Kelly, the host of a podcast, cautioned her audience, asserting that the nation could face unrest if former President Donald Trump is imprisoned before the 2024 election.

“I don’t think anybody thinks anything really changed as a result of last night so once again, Trump won because if nothing changed, he’s the winner, he’s 50 points ahead,” Kelly said during Thursday’s episode of her SiriusXM podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show.”

The day before, Kelly moderated the fourth GOP debate, marked by the absence of Trump, who had also skipped the three prior debates. Despite Trump’s non-participation, the poll numbers suggest that candidates present—Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Chris Christie—were competing for the second-place position in the primary.

“There will be riots, the country will burn if she sends him to jail prior to November 2024, and Andy, he’s the smartest guy we all know, is saying ‘Don’t rule it out.’ So where do we go from this day to that?” Kelly asked National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry and senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty.

Addressing the election interference case involving the ex-president, Kelly discussed the ongoing decision by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan on whether Trump can be charged with a criminal “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 election results.

Kelly highlighted a recent National Review editorial by Andy McCarthy, where McCarthy explores Chutkan’s ruling that Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution. McCarthy suggests a conviction is a “distinct possibility” that could significantly impact the viability of Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.

“Chutkan might not let Trump go free on bond when he is likely convicted in that federal case in DC,” Kelly added.

As Trump confronts nearly 100 charges across four distinct cases, allegations range from leading a $250 million fraud scheme to improperly retaining national security documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Additional charges relate to his post-2020 election actions and involvement in the January 6 Capitol incident.