Despite Donald Trump’s vicious attacks on her, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly agreed to meet with the presidential hopeful on Wednesday to plan a new interview. The move may benefit both sides as Trump will have the occasion to soften his image before the general election while Kelly could benefit from a big ratings boost.
Fox News host confirmed that she had a short visit at Trump Tower yesterday. She told reporters that she talked with Trump for an hour in private. She added that they were also able to ‘clean the air.’
Kelly also said that the presidential hopeful requested a new interview, but she declined to provide more details. The move is a big surprise as Kelly has been insulted on various occasions by Trump for nearly half a year.
In a previous interview, Trump caught fire when Kelly reminded him of the insults he had used to describe women he met in his life including ‘fat pigs’ and ‘disgusting animals.’
Reportedly, Trump has been in the talks with the network as well for an interview. FOX News Chairman Roger Ailes said that he discussed the possibility of an appearance on FOX Broadcasting special with the Republican presidential front runner several times since January.
According to Ailes, the interview could be aired on May 23. The secret meeting was requested by Kelly, which has said that Trump is a ‘fascinating person to cover,’ but the attacks he launched on her were unprecedented.
The interview may be a strategic move to win over women’s hearts as Trump has too often shown his misogynistic side. Plus, the Donald may also eye Fox News’ conservative public.
Ford O’Connell, who served as campaign adviser for Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. John McCain, believes that Trump’s campaign changed strategy as the billionaire is getting closer to win the nomination.
O’Connell added that it is impossible to win the general election if one keeps ignoring and insulting female voters.
“And that starts by burying the hatchet with Megyn Kelly,”
O’Connell thinks that if the two make peace it could lead to a big boost in ‘the right direction’ for the real estate mogul. Nevertheless, this is only the first step to take, O’Connell acknowledged, but Kelly’s popularity could give him a big edge against his rivals including Hillary Clinton.
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