Megyn Kelly Debuts Clip From Upcoming Donald Trump Interview: ‘I Have Great Respect For You’
Next Tuesday May 17th, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is set to host a primetime special for Fox that features a highly-anticipated interview with GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump. After Kelly caused a media fracas last month when she was seen entering Trump Towers — “an electric morning,” by her account — the network confirmed that Trump would be appearing on the special after months of controversy between the two.
The primary grievance stemmed from an August 6th Republican debate on Fox News in which Kelly cornered Trump on many of the disparaging comments he has made about women in the past. It sparked a massive uproar from Trump that carried on several months, and the only other opportunity for the two of them to go toe-to-toe — a January debate on Fox News — was thwarted when Trump decided to skip the event altogether.
On Monday morning, Megyn Kelly appeared on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Michael to discuss the upcoming special and brought with her a never-before-seen-clip from the Trump sit down. “You seemed to stay angry for months. Was that real, or was that strategy?” Kelly is seen asking Trump in the clip.
“Well I’m a real person,” the real estate titan responded. “I have great respect for you that you were able to call me and say ‘Let’s get together, let’s talk.’ To me, I would not have done that,” he admitted further.
Kelly told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan that it was only during a “lull” in Trump’s ongoing anger that she saw her opportunity to reach out and attempt to mend the fractured bridge. “He was clearly unhappy about that August 6th debate question,” she continued. Ripa asked the Fox News vet if the GOP is likely to coalesce around the contentious nominee now that he’s the last man standing.
“You know, I don’t know,” Kelly answered. “I think they probably will, because I think for the Republicans, Hillary [Clinton] is the great unifier.”
The May 17th special will be the second time Trump and Kelly have faced off since last August, after a March debate in Detroit. Watch the above clip and interview from ABC’s Live.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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