Megyn Kelly has been one of the personalities that were subjected to Donald Trump’s unflattering comments and Twitter posts. The Fox News anchorwoman was put on the spotlight after her confrontation with the business mogul during the first GOP debate. Months after the incident, Kelly has revealed in an interview that Trump was once appreciative of her journalistic skills, prior the presidential campaign.
“The Kelly File” anchor shared in a Vanity Fair magazine interview that Trump previously sent her a few compliments over past segments aired on Fox News. Kelly, who is featured in the magazine’s February 2016 issue, recounted how Trump previously sent her press clippings about herself which he would autograph with his name. She also relayed how the businessman would even call her “from time to time” to give her compliments about an interview she did or a segment.
Kelly admitted during her Vanity Fair interview that she was baffled over Trump’s attention. “I didn’t know why he was doing that,” she stated. However, when the business tycoon announced his interest to run for president, things “became more clear” for Kelly. Despite the attention, Kelly shared that she wasn’t affected by Trump’s efforts to woo her. She said, "But I can’t be wooed. I was never going to love him, and I was never going to hate him."
The Fox News anchor also opened up to Vanity Fair about her public confrontation with Trump. During the first GOP debate, Kelly asked a sexism question and called out Trump for his obnoxious behavior. This resulted in an onslaught of reactions with Trump describing Kelly as a “lightweight” during a previous interview and critics asking whether there was any truth to Kelly’s now famous question.
"I wrote it. I researched each line item myself,” Kelly told Vanity Fair. “It was interesting to me after the debate when people started fact-checking my question. My own reaction was ‘Bring it on.’ You think I’d go out there and ask a question like that at the first GOP debate without making sure I was bulletproof on every single word?"
With the presidential race heating up in 2016, the two personalities are set to meet again in a Republican debate set on Jan. 28, according to the Washington Post. Trump will be reunited with the Fox News anchor since Kelly is said to be one of the moderators for the upcoming debate.
Fox News made the announcement in December and the debate will take place just days ahead of the Iowa caucuses.