Jenna Bush Hager Describes Sister Barbara’s Intimate Wedding | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>>WELCOME TO THE SHOW, I’M MEGYN KELLY AND WE HAVE JENNA BUSH-HAGER, STEPHANIE GOSK AND JACOB. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE THIS MORNING BUT WE WANT TO TALK FIRST ABOUT HURRICANE MICHAEL. THIS IS A CAT 4 STORM THAT COULD WIND UP BEING THE STRONGEST HURRICANE EVER TO HIT THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. THE SURGE THEY SAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE CATASTROPHIC. LOOK AT THE WAVES ALREADY. THIS IS IN PANAMA CITY BEACH. WE’LL BE WATCHING THIS STORM ALL DAY. THE GOVERNOR DOWN THERE ALREADY SAYING THE TIME FOR EVACUATIONS HAS PASSED. SO YOU HAVE TO HUNKER DOWN AND PRAY, SAY A PRAYER FOR THE EMERGENCY OFFICIALS AND THE FOLKS DOWN THERE IN THE LINE OF THE STORM. BUT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT YOU AND PLAYING FOR YOU AND NOW WE’LL GO UP TO FLORIDA OR MAINE WHERE SOMETHING FAR LOVELIER THAN A HURRICANE TOOK PLACE THIS WEEKEND. THAT BRINGS US TO JENNA BUSH-HAGER THAT HAS A NEW BROTHER-IN-LAW.>>YES.>>CONGRATULATIONS.>>SO IT WAS A SURPRISE. NOBODY KNEW THAT BARBARA WAS GETTING MARRIED.>>NOBODY KNEW. BUT I KNEW. MY SISTER IS VERY PRIVATE. SHE IS THE ELUSIVE TWIN. WE’RE DIFFERENT. I’M AN OPEN BOOK. BUT SHE IS TURNING 37 NEXT MONTH. SHE HAS WAITED A LONG TIME AND SHE FOUND HER AND PEOPLE WOULD ALWAYS SAY WHY IS IT YOUR SISTER MARRIED AND IT BOTHERED ME. BECAUSE I THOUGHT WHY CAN’T YOU ASK A MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION. IT’S 2018 AND SHE DOES COOL THINGS.>>MY ONE FRIEND GETS THAT QUESTION ALL THE TIME. SHE’S IN HER 40s AND NOT MARRIED. THEY’LL SAY WHY ARE YOU NOT MARRIED? SHE’LL SAY BECAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME.>>IT’S SO FUNNY WE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND SHE SAID PEOPLE STILL ASK HER WHY SHE’S NOT MARRIED AND BARBARA AND I, WE JUST THOUGHT –>>SO RUDE.>>ALSO SHE HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH.>>RIGHT.>>AND THAT’S THE ONLY QUESTION THEY CAN COME UP WITH.>>I DO HAVE AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TO PARTIES WITH BARBARA AND JENNA OVER THE YEARS. WAS IT A GOOD PARTY?>>IT WAS A SWEET PARTY. IT WAS JUST OUR FAMILY. THEY WANTED TO DO IT WHERE MY GRANDFATHER COULD BE THERE. THEY FOUND A CLASSICAL GUITARIST ON FACEBOOK.>>WEDDINGS HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL. THESE HUGE AFFAIRS AND PEOPLE SPEND TONS AND TONS OF MONEY ON THEM. IT’S REALLY SWEET AND LOVELY TO THINK OF JUST HAVING A SMALL INTIMATE AFFAIR.>>IF I COULD GO BACK, I WOULD HAVE DONE IT. BECAUSE THERE WERE 20 PEOPLE. THERE WAS NO WEDDING PLANNER SO WHEN WE WERE ABOUT TO WALK OUT I WAS LIKE, I HAVE THE BOUQUET. THE MEN NEVER WORE THEIRS BECAUSE NOBODY EVER PUT THEM ON THEM. YOU FORGET ABOUT THE LITTLE THINGS AND FOCUS ON THE BIG THINGS.>>I HEAR YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A TOAST OR REMARKS AND YOU REJECTED SHAKESPEARE IN FAVOR OF SOMETHING FAR BETTER.>>I READ A LETTER THAT MY GRANDFATHER WROTE TO MY GRANDMA ON THEIR 70th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND HE WAS SITTING NEXT TO ME. HE MADE IT THROUGH THE DINNER, WHICH IS REMARKABLE AND WE ALL — IT WAS A LOT OF — MY EYES ARE STILL SWOLLEN.>>WAS IT HARD FOR YOUR DAD?>>IT WAS HARD.>>IT’S HARD TO GIVE YOUR CHILD AWAY.>>BUT HE HAD A REALLY HARD TIME AT MY WEDDING. HE GOT UP TO GIVE THE TOAST AND HE WAS LIKE — HE DID THE UGLY CRY. DIDN’T UNDERSTAND ONE WORD HE SAID. SO HIS TOAST STARTED OFF AND HE SAID, I’M TRYING TO DO BETTER AT BARBARA’S WEDDING BECAUSE I WANT MY GIRL TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HER. I WAS LIKE, DID YOU NOT LOVE –>>THIS ONE IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME.>>BUT HE HAD PRACTICE WITH ME SO HE GOT THROUGH IT WHICH WAS — HE TEARED UP BUT IT WASN’T LIKE A MESS.>>I’M SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOUR DAD IS GETTING BETTER AT PUBLIC SPEAKING.>>HIS ENGLISH HAS IMPROVED.>>GOOD FOR HIM.>>HIS ENGLISH HAS IMPROVED. AND ACTUALLY I’M GOING TO GET IN TROUBLE FOR SAYING THIS, BUT MY NEW BROTHER-IN-LAW USED MISUNDERESTIMATED IN HIS TOAST.>>BARBARA GOT TO SAY I’M THE DECIDER. SPEAKING OF FAMILY PROFESSIONS AND FAMILY HISTORY, YOU’RE A TEACHER, YOUR MOM WAS A TEACHER. THIRD GRADE CONSENT. LITTLE THIRD GRADERS ARE BEING TAUGHT THE MEANING OF CONCEPT AND THERE’S A SCHOOL IN WHICH, IT’S IN L.A. WHERE THE TEACHER HAS HUNG A POSTER IN THE CLASSROOM ENTITLED ALL ABOUT CONSENT AND TRYING TO TEACH KIDS AS YOUNG AS 8 TO 9 THE MEANING OF CONSENT AND KIDS IN THE CLASS HAVE TO GET CONSENT BEFORE THEY GIVE ONE ANOTHER A HUG. AND, YOU KNOW, I’M WONDERING WHAT YOUR TAKE IS ON THIS. I FEEL LIKE CONSENT IS A GOOD THING TO LEARN. BUT I HAVE A 9, A 7, AND A 5-YEAR-OLD AND I JUST THINK, TRYING TO DRILL IT INTO A 9-YEAR-OLD’S HEAD THAT HE MUST SEEK CONSENT BEFORE HE HUGS HIS LITTLE BUDDIES, I’M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT BECAUSE IT ATTACHES SOMETHING POTENTIALLY NEGATIVE TO HUGGING AND THEY’LL HAVE TIME FOR THAT WHEN THEY GET OLDER AND THEY LEARN ABOUT DICEY RELATIONSHIPS.>>I WOULD START EARLIER, MY ALMOST 3-YEAR-OLD SON LITERALLY TACKLES PEOPLE WHEN HE TRIES TO GIVE THEM HUGS. I DON’T KNOW. I MEAN, I THINK — ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I TAUGHT HIM IS IF SOMEBODY IS TOUCHING YOU IN A WAY YOU DON’T WANT –>>BUT THAT’S ABOUT AGENCY.>>IT’S CONSENT AS WELL. WE TALK ABOUT CONSENT IN TERMS OF THE ME TOO MOVEMENT AND EVERYONE THINKS SEXUAL CONSENT AND THAT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CONVERSATION BUT CONSENT IS A MUCH BROADER TERM AND I THINK IT WOULD DEPEND ON THE CONTEXT.>>MY LIFE IS SURROUNDED BY 8 AND 9-YEAR-OLDS. IT REALLY IS, AND THEY’RE NOT RUNNING AROUND RANDOMLY ASSAULTING ONE ANOTHER. IF THEY HAVE A SWEET MOMENT, THEY’LL GIVE THEM A HUG. BUT YOUR BUDDY IS CRYING BECAUSE HE GOT HURT ON THE BASKETBALL COURT AND YOU HAVE TO SAY IS IT OKAY IF I PLACE MY ARMS AROUND YOU?>>THAT’S TAKING IT TOO FAR.>>I SEE THAT IT CAN BE TAKEN TOO FAR BUT I HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING WITH MILA. MY DAUGHTER PICKS UP EVERY CHILD, STRANGER. SHE’S MATERNAL. AND RECENTLY SHE PICKED UP A LITTLE GIRL THAT WAS LIKE NO, NO. AND I HAD TO REALLY TALK TO MILA BECAUSE I THINK — THIS IS MY OPINION, THE FACT THAT WE’RE EVEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION IS SOME OF THE LIGHT THAT CAN COME OUT OF THIS DARKNESS. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT TALKED TO THEIR TEENAGE SONS ABOUT THINGS THAT I PROMISE YOU 20 YEARS AGO WERE NOT SAID.>>I THINK TEENAGE YEARS YOU’RE ALL IN. THAT’S WHEN HORMONES START TO EXPLODE AND PEOPLE ARE EXPLORING SEXUALITY. FOR ME 8 YEARS OLD IS TOO YOUNG FOR THIS. I DON’T LIKE THE NEGATIVE CONNOTATION TO NORMAL HUMAN AFFECTION THAT THE CHILD FEELS NO SHAME ABOUT AND I THINK THE MESSAGE TO YOUR OWN CHILD OF THERE’S GOOD TOUCH AND THERE’S BAD TOUCH, IF YOU’RE UNCOMFORTABLE YOU SPEAK UP AND YOU SAY NO AND IT’S OKAY TO TELL SECRETS IF SOMEBODY IS GIVING A BAD TOUCH. BECAUSE THAT CAN TAKE THEM TO A DIFFERENT PLACE YOU DO NEED TO TALK ABOUT.>>BUT THERE ARE KIDS THAT LIKE TO HUG AND THERE’S KIDS THAT DON’T LIKE TO BE HUGGED. AND I CERTAINLY THINK THAT KNOWING THAT IF A CHILD SAYS I DON’T WANT TO BE HUGGED, EVEN IF IT IS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT AND IS MEANT AS A LOVING GESTURE THEN YOU SAY OKAY I UNDERSTAND THAT.>>BUT THIS ISN’T THAT. THIS ISN’T WHEN THE PERSON EXPRESSES I DON’T CONSENT YOU HAVE TO LISTEN. THIS IS BEFORE YOU EVEN SHOW ANY AFFECTION, YOU MUST GAIN CONSENT AND I — WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ME TOO MOVEMENT REALLY LAUNCHING AND THAT IS, HOW FAR CAN YOU TAKE THE WHOLE ME TOO CONSENT THING? BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE EVERYONE AT THIS TABLE IS YOUNG ENOUGH THAT WHEN WE SORT OF GOT TOGETHER WITH OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS THERE WAS NOT A WORRY ABOUT AS EACH PROGRESSIVE MOVE CAME YOUR WAY, VERBALLY, DO YOU CONSENT TO THIS AND HOW ABOUT THIS ONE AND THIS ONE. I MEAN, IT WAS JUST GO FOR IT. YOU KNOW? THERE’S SOMETHING IMPLICIT. I’M JUST SAYING.>>THAT JUST TOOK ME SOMEWHERE I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS GOING.>>THAT WAS A SURPRISE IN THE 9:00 HOUR.>>WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN SORT OF AN IMPLIED CONSENT WHICH IS I AM ENJOYING WHAT YOU’RE DOING, WE DON’T HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT FOR EVERY PROGRESSIVE BASE AND MAKING SURE BOTH PARTIES ARE WILLING.>>I WOULD HOPE THAT’S WHAT THIS TEACHER IS TALKING ABOUT WITH THESE KIDS. IT’S ONE TO TALK ABOUT IT ON THE OUTSIDE AND IT’S ONE THING TO BE ON THE INSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM AND SEE HOW THE TEACHER IS ACTUALLY TEACHING THE LESSON. I SUSPECT IT’S NOT QUITE AS SCARY AS IT MIGHT SOUND FROM THE OUTSIDE.>>AND IT IS A CONVERSATION WE HAVE TO HAVE, BECAUSE, OBVIOUSLY, WHERE WE ARE. AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S IN RESPONSE TO.>>BY THE TIME THEY GET TO COLLEGE, THERE’S GOING TO BE A FULL CONTRACT THAT NEEDS TO BE CITED. FOOTNOTE 47 AND THEN YOU CAN PROCEED WITH A FRENCH KISS. LET’S TALK ABOUT HALLOWEEN. WE’RE TWO WEEKS AWAY, THREE WEEKS AWAY.>>DO YOU TRICK OR TREAT?>>I GO OUT WITH MY KID.>>DO YOU DRESS UP?>>YES, 100%.>>WHAT ARE YOU THIS YEAR?>>I HAVEN’T FIGURED THIS OUT. I’M ONE OF THOSE THAT RUNS TO PARTY CITY AND NOTHING IS LEFT AND I’M LIKE YOU DON’T WANT TO BE A FLOWER?>>MEGYN KELLY’S HERE AGAIN.>>I HAVE MY OWN COSTUMES LIKE THAT. THAT I DON’T THROW AWAY. BUT MY KIDS, THIS YEAR HE’S CHOSEN SOMETHING THAT IS ONE SMALL CHARACTER FROM ONE EPISODE OF SCOOBY-DOO. WHICH MEANS I HAVE TO MAKE IT.>>THAT’S WHEN YOU ACT LIKE A LAWYER AND SORT OF PIVOT.>>EXACTLY.>>TO SCOOBY. EVERYONE IS BEING A RED GHOST WHICH ISN’T REALLY A THING.>>GET THIS, IN VIRGINIA, CHES CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA, AND APPARENTLY NEWPORT NEWS AS WELL, BUT CHESAPEAKE VIRGINIA HAS A NEW LAW AND ORDINANCE, KIDS OVER THE AGE OF 12 MAY NOT TRICK-OR-TREAT.>>THAT SOUNDS GREAT. THEY’RE CRAZY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>AND ANY TRICK-OR-TREATING PAST 8:00 P.M. IS PROHIBITED AND YOU CAN BE JAILED OR FINED OR BOTH.>>DO YOU KNOW WHAT I SAY, ARREST THEM ALL. ALL OF THEM. ALL AGES.>>ARE YOU GOING TO BE A POLICE OFFICER?>>STARTING THE WAR ON HALLOWEEN.>>I TAUGHT 6th GRADERS AND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR THEY SAT ON MY LAP, THEY’RE LITTLE KIDS, THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TRICK OR TREAT.>>IT’S TOO OLD. THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY.>>IT’S ALSO, ISN’T THERE A LOT GOING ON IN THIS WORLD? DO WE REALLY HAVE TO CRACK DOWN ON HALLOWEEN?>>APPARENTLY WE DO. AS FOR THE COSTUMES I HAVE SITTING IN MY DRESSER, THOSE TOO. NO ACCOMPANYING PARENT OR GUARDIAN SHALL WEAR A MASK OF ANY TYPE.>>I’M DRESSING UP AS A JELLY FISH.>>I DON’T KNOW. I FEEL LIKE, IT’S ANNOYING WHEN THE OLDER REBEL ROUSERS COME THROUGH AND TRAMPLE THE LITTLE KIDS.>>AS LONG AS THEY’RE RESPECTFUL.>>BUT IT’S A GOOD LESSON IN LET THE LITTLE KIDS GO FIRST AND I’LL BE GIVING THAT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK.>>WE WON’T BE GOING DOWN TO VIRGINIA. COME ON UP TO

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