Calling a truce? Megyn Kelly revealed a new clip from her highly-anticipated interview with Donald Trump on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, May 12, and, yes, they do address the awkward and very public feud between them.
The Fox News anchor, 45, told Fallon about her visit to Trump Tower to meet with the presumptive Republican nominee, 69, who initially declined her request for a meeting but agreed on her second attempt. “I went by myself. I wanted to do it by myself,” she said. "We didn’t address anything that had happened.” Kelly sought out the meeting completely independent of Fox News executives and went totally solo to talk with Trump.
“I didn’t ask him about any of the tweets or any of the things he said, because I was looking to move past that,” Kelly continued of their pre-interview meeting. “I didn’t want to go to the acrimonious place. So we had a normal conversation, like candidate and reporter.”
In the prime-time special, however, which she teased with a short clip on the late-night talk show, Kelly and Trump do get into the topic of Trump consistently slamming the journalist on Twitter. “We sat down together for an interview, and in that interview we do talk about what happened,” she said.
The two started feuding after the GOP primary debate last August, where Kelly served as the moderator and asked Trump about his past treatment of women on social media. After the debate, Trump called the question unfair and boycotted the following GOP debate. He later spoke out against Kelly on several occasions, and even made a misogynist comment that the Fox News host had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate.
During the sit-down, she asks the presidential hopeful, “You said you didn’t think the moderators had been nice, but do you think it’s the journalist’s role to be nice to presidential candidates at a debate?”
“I might’ve said they weren’t nice, but they don’t have to be nice,” Trump responds. “In a certain way what you did might’ve been a favor, because I felt so good about having gotten through. I thought, If I can get through this debate with those questions, you can get through anything.”
Megyn Kelly Presents airs on Fox on Tuesday, May 17, at 8 p.m. ET.