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Donald Trump has not stopped criticizing Megyn Kelly since Fox News hosted the first GOP primary debate on Aug. 6, but he’s apparently not taking it out on the entire network.
The current Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election has booked a FNC this coming Tuesday, Aug. 11, speaking in the morning on Fox and Friends. Co-host Steve Doocy announced the news on Twitter, saying the reality star will be there to talk about his relationship with the network, and a FNC spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he would be stopping by the show — as well as that evening’s episode of Hannity.
The booking marks Trump’s first appearance on the network since the debate, though he has maintained an aggressive publicity tour elsewhere. He took to the Sunday morning shows — CNN’s State of the Union, NBC’s Meet the Press and ABC’s This Week — and, on Monday, dropped by both Today and Morning Joe.
He’s used those forums to continue to call out Kelly, who pointedly asked him about his distasteful history of characterizing women as “fat pigs” “slobs.” On Monday’s Morning Joe appearance, he went so far as to tell the MSNBC host that Kelly owes him an apology.
Trump eased up on FNC Monday afternoon. “Roger Ailes just called,” he tweeted, referring to the Fox News chief. “He is a great guy & assures me that ‘Trump’ will be treated fairly on @FoxNews. His word is always good!”
Regardless of where Trump’s current media blitz takes him, it’s safe to assume viewers will follow. The debate set an all-time record for cable news viewership, bringing an audience of 24 million to FNC.
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