NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Donald Trump and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly met at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday.
“FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes has spoken to Donald Trump a few times over the past three months about appearing on a FOX Broadcasting special with Megyn Kelly airing on May 23,” Fox News’ statement to CBS News said. “Kelly requested a meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place at Trump Tower this morning.”
The statement continued, “Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base.”
Kelly said the two met for about an hour at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Speaking on her show Wednesday night, she gave no details of the conversation, other than to say they discussed a potential interview and that “we hope to have news on that soon.”
“Yes, the doormen appeared stunned when I walked in,” Kelly said.
Trump confirmed the meeting during an hourlong interview on Fox’s Sean Hannity show, where a gathered audience at a Pittsburgh auditorium booed at the mention of her name.
“She was very, very nice,” Trump said, noting that Fox had requested the meeting. He offered no details of what was discussed.
“I give her a lot of credit for doing what she did,” he said. “Let’s see what happens.”
The feud between the Republican presidential front-runner and the host of “The Kelly File” began in August during the first GOP debate when Kelly asked Trump about his previous comments he made about women.
Following the debate, Trump went on a Twitter and media tirade against Kelly. Trump also refused to participate in a Republican debate on Fox News last month because Kelly was a moderator.
Fox News said in March that Trump had an “extreme, sick obsession” with Kelly.
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