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Megyn Kelly is doing her first interview with Donald Trump in seven years

 September 8, 2023

Megyn Kelly is set to interview Donald Trump after not having done so for seven years.

The journalist has announced plans to conduct a highly anticipated interview with the former president, marking their first conversation since their public feud back in 2016, as the Daily Mail reports.

Return of anticipated duo

The upcoming interview will be the first on-air interaction between the two well-known figures in many years.

Currently known for hosting her Megyn Kelly Show podcast Kelly divulged the details via a Twitter video.

She confirmed that the in-person interview is scheduled to air next Thursday at noon on SiriusXM.

Kelly promises intriguing discussion

Expressing her enthusiasm for the event, Kelly emphasized the excitement that is already building about her talk with Trump. In the video, she remarked:

I'm really looking forward to this. It's going to be great, 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.

The last conversation between the two took place in May 2016, during a period characterized by a heated feud that was notably evident during that year's primary campaign.

Depth and neutrality of the conversation

While the specifics of the interview's topics remain undisclosed, Kelly hinted at a comprehensive discussion.

She said they will have "a lot of time to get into a variety of topics in person".

Kelly expressed gratitude for Trump's agreement to the interview, emphasizing her neutral stance. She stated:

I'm very glad that he agreed to do it. He's not saying yes to everyone. And to his credit, 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.

Support from colleagues and the industry

Ric Grenell, former acting director of National Intelligence, joined Kelly in promoting the interview.

He commended her approach, recalling their time together at Fox News and their discussions regarding Trump.

Remarking on Trump's approach to interviews, Grenell commented:

He's been doing interviews where he mixes it up and isn't afraid to get in there.

Evolving relationship

Acknowledging Trump's charisma, Kelly reflected on their past disagreements and subsequent resolution.

She mentioned:

There's no question he has a natural magnetism. Whether you love him or hate him, that is indisputable. I'm sorry, it's just a fact. He walks into the room, even before he was president, but especially post and there's an air that must be paid attention to. That's just who he is. It's a lifetime of celebrity and now becoming really the most famous man in the world. So I'm very glad that all that nonsense between us is water under the bridge.

Previous animosity, recent detente

Only two months prior to this announcement, Kelly had extended kind words to Trump, signifying a change in their previously tumultuous relationship.

In July, while addressing her past with Trump on her show, she spoke about a private conversation they shared.

The conversation took place at a Turning Point USA conference in Palm Beach, where the two met one-on-one.

Describing the encounter, Kelly said:

When he came into the arena, we met just one on one, his team was standing nearby, but he and I got a one on one together for the first time in years and it was, frankly great to see him.

Conclusion

  • Megyn Kelly is set to interview former President Donald Trump, and the chat is set to air next Thursday on SiriusXM.
  • This marks their first on-air discussion in seven years, since their notable feud in 2016.
  • Kelly assures a captivating, in-depth, and neutral conversation.
  • Colleagues praise Kelly's interviewing approach, emphasizing her fairness.
  • The upcoming interview comes after recent signs of detente between Kelly and Trump.