Megyn Kelly Meets With Donald Trump in New York
The two met to likely discuss a Fox News special for May 23.
Fox News personality Megyn Kelly met with Donald Trump in his New York office on Wednesday.
"The meeting was at my request and Mr. Trump was gracious enough to agree to it," Kelly said on her show, The Kelly File, Wednesday night about her face-to-face with the GOP candidate at his Trump Tower building.
But the details stopped there. "Mr. Trump and I discussed the possibility of an interview and I hope we will have news to announce on that soon," she said. Kelly then added: "Yes, the doormen appeared a bit stunned when I walked in, and they, too, were incredibly gracious."
Earlier today, Fox news released the following statement: “Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has spoken to Donald Trump a few times over the past three months about appearing on a Fox Broadcasting special with Megyn Kelly airing on May 23. Kelly requested a meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place at Trump Tower this morning. The results of that meeting will be revealed on tonight’s Kelly File at 9 p.m. Eastern. Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base.”
Previously, there had been a lot of tension between the two.
Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner, has publicly bombarded Kelly with disparaging remarks since the first Fox News debate of the primary season when Kelly, with her first question to the billionaire businessman, called him out on previous sexist statements.
Since that time, Trump has repeatedly said Kelly is biased against him and even attempted to get her kicked off the second network GOP debate. That tactic did not work, so Trump skipped the event to host his own fundraiser for wounded veterans.
Kelly has never directly fired back at Trump, but has talked about the toll the situation has taken on her in other personal interviews.
There have been some nicer moments between the two, such as when Trump was cordial during the third Fox News debate, but those instances have been few and far between.
As of late, Trump has called Kelly "crazy" on numerous occasions and questioned her professionalism because, in his opinion, she uses her show, The Kelly File, to do "hit pieces" on him.
A request for comment from the Trump campaign was not immediately returned.
6:22 p.m. PT: Updated with quotes from Kelly File