Megyn Kelly Readies for Trump One-on-One

Nine months after grilling Donald Trump on the debate stage about his history of questionable behavior and rhetoric toward women—an issue that continues to dog him—Megyn Kelly will sit down with the GOP presidential front-runner.

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  • The interview, airing tomorrow night on the Fox broadcast network, comes on the heels of a New York Times story in which scores of women described what they said was Trump’s often-inappropriate behavior toward them
    • One woman, Rowanne Brewer Lane, said on the Fox News Channel today that her comments were taken out of context and that she didn’t have a negative experience with Trump
  • Kelly also commented on the story today, saying on Fox News there’s “no doubt” Trump has used controversial language with women
    • Kelly: “Is there any dispute that Trump has used controversial language about women? There is not. There isn’t. So what does that tell us about him? That’s in the mind of the beholder”

AP reported an excerpt of Kelly’s interview with Trump, in which he says people who are bullied “gotta get over it” and fight back

  • Trump’s attacks on Kelly were one of the main story lines in the early phase of the presidential race; he took to calling her “third-rate” on Twitter and saying that she had “blood coming out of her wherever” after her sharp debate questions
  • Washington Post lists what we know about the interview so far, including:
    • Kelly and Trump will discuss their relationship and her August debate question
    • Trump doesn’t apologize for anything

Kelly has appeared on television publicizing the interview, which inaugurates the “Megyn Kelly Presents” show, which will air periodically in prime time on the Fox broadcast outlet

  • In an excerpt, Trump expresses “great respect” for Kelly, that she was “able to call me and say, ’Let’s get together, and let’s talk’”
    • Trump: “And you walk into Trump Tower” in New York, rather than meet “on a neutral site or over at Fox or something. That would be a whole different thing, and I wouldn’t have done it”