"He doesn’t like a woman that potentially has some position of power over him"

Nuzzi quoted an unnamed former senior White House official who said the following of the Kelly/Hicks relationship, and Kelly’s views of women overall.

“He was extraordinarily dismissive of her. He would refer to her as ‘the high-schooler.’ He doesn’t like a woman that potentially has some position of power over him. He thinks women should be subservient to him. If you look at his relationship with Ivanka [Trump] or Hope — women who aren’t subservient to him — he has problems with those people.”

Kelly, according to the New York report, was maneuvering to replace Hicks with Mercedes Schlapp.