Megyn Kelly Sits Down With Donald Trump; Talks Family, Social Media and Their Bad Blood
Trump’s interview aired Tuesday on 'Megyn Kelly Presents.'
Donald Trump sat down with Megyn Kelly for the first time following months of relentless attacks by the presumptive GOP presidential candidate against the Fox News personality.
The two wasted no time getting down to business Tuesday night on Megyn Kelly Presents, which aired on Fox.
"I have great respect for you that you were able to call me and say, 'Let's get together and let's talk,'" he said.
Trump said he has regrets about the way he acted during his campaign, but did not elaborate.
He never apologized for anything he said about Kelly, but did say he wanted to put the contentious past behind him. Kelly joked that was a good thing because he now has her cellphone number.
Trump had an ax to grind with Kelly ever since the first GOP primary presidential debate last year when she, in his opinion, showed a bias against him with her first question about his sexist statements over the years.
"I thought it was unfair," he told Kelly on Tuesday night.
Since that time, Trump launched an all-out verbal assault on Kelly in interviews and over social media, calling her "crazy," among other terms.
He told Kelly after the success he felt following the first debate on Fox News, he realized he could actually become president.
Trump told Kelly he was disappointed some of his social media followers said vile comments about her. "The thing that gets me in trouble is the re-tweets," Trump said about the social media backlash he has faced during his campaign.
As far as being called a "bimbo," Trump told Kelly "over your life, Megyn, you've been called a lot worse."
Trump called social media a modern-day way to fight back when someone says something he views as unfavorable.
Kelly has said it was not easy holding back while taking the bombardment, but she wanted to remain professional.
Trump also discussed the death of his brother and his previous marriages. He told Kelly he put more time and work into his businesses and not as much into his relationships, which is why they failed.
When asked how he would feel should he lose the election, Trump responded, “If I don’t win, I will consider it to be a total and complete waste of time, energy and money.”
Trump was live-tweeting during the primetime interview. The hourlong special also welcomed guests Michael Douglas, Laverne Cox and former O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro.
Well, that is it. Well done Megyn --- and they all lived happily ever after! Now let us all see how "THE MOVEMENT" does in Oregon tonight!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2016