Megyn Kelly To Interview Trump For First Time In 7 Years: ‘It’s Going To Be Spicy’
Megyn Kelly attends the 10X Ladies Empowerment Seminar at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa on August 05, 2023 in Aventura, Florida./Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower on September 6, 2023 in New York City.
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Journalist and political commentator Megyn Kelly announced Thursday that she will interview former President Donald Trump next week for the first time since 2016. 

The Kelly-Trump in-person interview will be their first since shortly after the two were involved in a controversy during the 2016 presidential election cycle when Trump harshly criticized Kelly for pressing him on his history of objectionable comments made about women. Kelly said the interview, which will air at noon EST next Thursday, will be “spicy,” and she was grateful to Trump for agreeing to the discussion. 

“I’m really looking forward to this. It’s going to be great,” Kelly said in a video posted to X. “It’s going to be spicy, and it’s going to be tough, but it’s going to be good and hopefully, we’re both going to enjoy it.”

“I’m very glad that he agreed to do it. He’s not saying yes to everyone,” she added. “And to his credit, you know, Donald Trump knows that I’m not somebody who suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome like the vast majority of people in the media, but I’m also not a sycophant, so I’m not going to go in there and be a bootlicker. It’s going to be fun, and he can handle it perfectly well.” 

During a presidential debate in 2015, Kelly directed a question at Trump, beginning, “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals” to which Trump responded, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” 

Kelly, however, went on to challenge him. “Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”

“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump replied. 

After Kelly grilled Trump at the debate, Trump called her out on social media and on national television, telling CNN, “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”


Kelly didn’t respond directly to Trump’s criticism until a one-on-one interview in May of 2016 on Fox News. During that interview, Kelly told Trump that she thought her question on his comments about women was “fair,” and Trump told her that he “likes” their relationship. 

The former Fox News and NBC host, who now has her own podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” has already interviewed multiple presidential candidates, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 

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