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Donald Trump on Tuesday morning floated his own narrative about the blockbuster interview between himself and Megyn Kelly for her primetime special airing later tonight on Fox.
At around 8:30 a.m., Trump tweeted to his more than 8.2 million followers that it would be “interesting” to see how the Kelly File host treated him in the interview, which had already been taped. He added, “I think she will be very fair.”
Kelly responded to Trump’s tweet while doing an interview with Access Hollywood.
“We already have the interview but maybe he means the final cut,” Kelly said. “Well he says in the interview that this could happen again so you know, that’s the thing about covering Trump as I promised the viewers I would do back in August without fear or favor, it can lead to you know, a lot of this.”
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee has been Kelly’s biggest critic for months, repeatedly bashing her in interviews and over social media since the first Fox News debate Aug. 6.
Trump called Kelly “crazy” numerous times and said, in his opinion, she used her show to run “hit pieces” on his campaign before the two recently met in his New York office in an effort to bury the hatchet and have the billionaire businessman appear on her special.
In an interview with Time magazine posted online last week, the Fox News personality said it was not easy for her to hold back while being attacked by Trump relentlessly, but it was important to remain professional.
“At times, it was hard not to say anything, not to, quote, fight back — in particular for my husband. He’s a writer. He would have loved to have penned an op-ed here or there,” Kelly told Time. “I just always felt that taking the high road was the better course. I’m a journalist covering this race. I always wanted to continue covering this race. I never wanted to be baited into doing something that would give him the fodder to jeopardize my fairness and my objectivity.”
A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for additional comment.
I look forward to watching @megynkelly tonight, 8 PM ET. It will be interesting to see how she treats me—I think she will be very fair.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2016
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