April 15, 2016
She forgot what she was fighting for.
Donald Trump and the Fox News host Megyn Kelly met at Trump Tower on Wednesday morning.
“Yes, the doormen appeared a bit stunned when I walked in,” she said with a laugh on her show Wednesday night.
Trump’s intense dislike of Kelly — whom he has called unfair, overrated and even “crazy” — has been one of the subplots of his run for president.
So was the face-to-face chat a precursor to a Kelly-Trump interview in the future?
Yes — but Trump has not committed to anything yet.
“We met for about an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air,” Kelly said on her Fox show Wednesday night. “Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview, and I hope we will have news to announce on that soon.”
Kelly is known to be seeking high-profile guests for a Barbara Walters-style prime time special on the Fox broadcast network on May 23.
In a brief comment on her show, she confirmed that the meeting at Trump Tower “was at my request.” She said “Mr. Trump was gracious enough to agree to it.”
Later in the evening, speaking with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Trump said Kelly was “very, very nice.”
“Maybe it was time… By the way, in all fairness, I give her a lot of credit” for requesting the meeting, he said.
And he alluded to a future TV taping, saying, “Let’s see what happens.”
But Hannity’s pro-Trump studio audience booed when Kelly’s name came up.
Trump said Kelly called “last week” to schedule the sit-down.
A person with knowledge of the matter told CNNMoney it was “on-again, off-again” before the face-to-face ultimately took place.
In a statement confirming the meeting earlier in the day. Fox News concluded with a line seemingly intended to defuse tensions between the two sides.
“Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base,” Fox said.
This is very good news.