Megyn Kelly will interview Donald Trump in her Fox special “Megyn Kelly Presents,” Fox Broadcasting announced Monday.
This will be Kelly’s first one-on-one interview with Trump since their fiery encounter at the first GOP presidential primary debate last August.
For the first time ever, Kelly will explore how events unfolded with Trump after the encounter. She will also examine Trump’s campaign for the White House to date and his role in one of the most bizarre presidential runs in modern times.
“Mr. Trump and I sat down together for a meeting earlier this month at my request,” Kelly said. “He was gracious with his time and I asked him to consider an interview. I am happy to announce he has agreed, and I look forward to a fascinating exchange — our first sit-down interview together in nearly a year.”
During the August debate, Kelly asked Trump about comments he has made over the years about women being “fat pigs, dogs and disgusting animals.” Trump mounted a social media offensive after the debate, calling her derogatory names and even asking 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 last fall before reuniting with Kelly for the most recent Fox News debate.
“Megyn Kelly Presents” will air on May 17 at 8 p.m./7c on Fox. Extended portions of the sit-down will air on “The Kelly File”on May 18 on Fox News.