Fox News host Megyn Kelly kept Donald Trump in the news yesterday simply by meeting to chat about an eventual interview. But it was the GOP frontrunner’s lunch with Fox News boss Roger Ailes that could end up being the most significant meeting of the day.
The New York Times reported Ailes and Trump ate lunch at the network’s NYC headquarters on Avenue of the Americas following the GOP presidential candidate’s meeting with Kelly.
The significant luncheon could be the first step in repairing a relationship that has been strained since Ailes defended Kelly when Trump repeatedly attacked her on Twitter. The drama has led to everything from an out-of-character, snarky statement from Ailes to Trump skipping a Fox News debate.
Kelly recently told Yahoo’s Katie Couric that her strained relationship with Trump was bad for the network, which will be the go-to cable news destination for most GOP voters during the general election.
“Fox is placed in a very difficult position because they have one of their lead news anchors under attack, and yet what are they going to do?” Kelly said. “They can’t ban the presidential frontrunner on the Republican side from coming on the channel.”