Fox News host Megyn Kelly and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump might be close to repairing their relationship after the two reportedly met this afternoon.
MSNBC’s Ari Melber tweeted this morning, “Megyn Kelly just went into Trump Tower and was “met by a member of Trump’s team,” reports @AymanM.” CNN is reporting that a person with knowledge of the situation has confirmed the meeting.
The history between Kelly and Trump is well documented. Trump got upset by a question Kelly asked at last summer’s GOP debate and attacked her on Twitter as a result. Trump called her derogatory names and even asked for a boycott of her show, but her ratings and fame continued to rise.
Fox News boss Roger Ailes defended Kelly, even issuing a snarky, out-of-character press release regarding the situation. Trump eventually skipped a Fox News debate before reuniting with Kelly for the most recent Fox News debate. The two played nice on the debate stage, but Trump’s Twitter continued until April 1 when they suddenly stopped.
Kelly recently said she would be open to interviewing Trump but has not extended a specific invitation.
“To be honest, every time I prepare an invitation to sit down with him, he attacks me on Twitter or elsewhere,” she told Variety. “I had always been hoping I could reach out to him at a time when he wasn’t angry. I don’t think it would be a good interview if he was angry at me — but then he never stops with the attacks.”
It’s been 12 days since an attack, so perhaps Kelly decided to reach out. Stand by…