Megyn Kelly to interview Donald Trump for TV special

Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly
FILE - This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump is welcoming Kelly back from a vacation with a broadside of criticism, tweeting that he liked her show better when she was away. Trump has been attacking Kelly ever since her tough questioning of him during the debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Donald Trump will join Megyn Kelly on a Fox TV special for her first interview with him since the fallout from their encounter during a GOP presidential debate last summer.

The Republican front-runner will be a guest on “Megyn Kelly Presents,” a prime-time special airing May 17, the network said Monday.

In a statement, Kelly said she asked Trump for the interview when they had a private meeting earlier this month.

She said she looks forward to a “fascinating exchange.”

Kelly and Trump’s second debate go-around, in March, proved far milder than the initial Republican debate that aired on Fox News last August.

In that telecast, Trump was angered by Kelly’s question about statements he had made about women and he later began criticizing her on Twitter.

Fox News criticized Trump for having a “sick obsession” about Kelly and engaging in conduct unbecoming of a presidential candidate.

That didn’t stop Fox or Kelly from pursuing Trump, who has proved a ratings goldmine for TV networks during the campaign.

Kelly’s special will also include interviews with other guests to be announced, Fox said. Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and CEO, is the show’s senior executive producer.

Portions of the Trump interview also will air on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” beginning May 18.

 

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