Megyn Kelly said any beef between her and former President Donald Trump has been squashed, telling viewers of her show that the two met at Turning Point’s recent conference for a private moment where they agreed that any disagreements are now water under the bridge.
Kelly told viewers that the long-running feud, which stretches back to her time hosting a presidential candidates debate in 2015, is no more:
“We met one-on-one — his team was standing nearby. He and I got a one-on-one for the first time in years, and it was frankly great to see him. You know, all that nonsense between us in under the bridge,” said Kelly, who now hosts the Megyn Kelly Show podcast.
Kelly added that President Trump has an “aura” that draws people back into his orbit.
“He could not have been more magnanimous. The thing about Trump is, he commands the room. He walks in, and it’s not just because he’s the former president now, because I knew him before that. There’s just something about him, it’s like an aura that sort of takes over the room. There’s only one person you can look at,” Kelly added.
Later in the segment, Kelly said President Trump shared his thoughts about the upcoming Republican presidential debate, saying she “wouldn’t be on” him attending after the former president toyed with the idea of holding his own competing event and bragging “I’m up by too many points.”
In 2015, during one of the first debates in the presidential race, Kelly asked then-candidate Trump about comments he’s previously made about women as the media began to question whether he was too sexist to be president. It was following the debate that Trump made his infamous comment about Kelly, telling an interviewer that “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
The feud between the two escalated into a public airing of grievances on Twitter, though in private discussions that followed President Trump told Kelly that although he felt the question about sexist comments was “unfair” he understood her reasons for asking it.
Fox News, Kelly’s former employer, will play host to the first presidential debate and will have ground of its own to make up against the former president who has trashed the network since its firing of Tucker Carlson and subsequent decline in viewership.