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Trump Praised Megyn for Debate Moderating in 2011: ‘Great Job,’ ‘I Could Never Beat You’

trump megynDonald Trump has been criticizing Megyn Kelly all over the place for asking him tough questions at the GOP debate, but he was singing a far different tune four years ago.

Back in late 2011, Trump sat down with Kelly and talked about hosting a Republican debate. Yep, for those who don’t remember, back in 2011 Trump floated the idea of him moderating a Newsmax Republican debate because “I know the issues better than most.” (That debate didn’t actually end up happening.)

He said that there are a lot of debate moderators who don’t know anything about the big issues America faces.

Kelly asked, “Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?”

Trump responded, “No, I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest. You have done a great job, by the way, and I mean it.”

Just for fun, here’s a list of Mediaite headlines from the past few weeks highlighting Trump’s many, many reactions to Kelly moderating the debate he participated in:

And that’s not even all of it…

Fox News, of course, hasn’t taken his recent comments about Kelly lying down. Various personalities publicly criticized Trump on Twitter and Roger Ailes released a lengthy statement calling on Trump to apologize.

Watch the 2011 video below, via Fox News:

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