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Megyn Kelly Opens Up About Her ‘Dark Year’ Battling Trump

May 17, 2016, 8:03 PM UTC
FOX Special - "Megyn Kelly Presents"
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Megyn Kelly went on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert ahead of Tuesday’s debut episode of Megyn Kelly Presents.

The premier episode will feature interviews with actor Michael Douglas and former O.J. Simpson defense lawyer Robert Shapiro, as well as a long-awaited sit-down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The two first clashed over the summer during a presidential debate when Kelly asked him questions he later said were unfairly harsh, marking the beginning of a long-running feud between the two.

“A lot of people in the country wanted to see that sit-down. And it had to happen at some point,” Kelly told Colbert when he asked why she wanted to interview Trump. “It’s been such a crazy year with him that we had to have just one heart-to-heart, if you will, over what has happened. And then we can move on.”

In the Megyn Kelly Presents clip shown by Colbert, Kelly asks Trump whether he has ever been bullied. He told her he hasn’t, and his advice to people who have is, “You gotta get over it.” She described the theme of the interview as “temperament.”


When Colbert asked how she’s been treated by Trump’s supporters, Kelly described this past year as having been “a dark year in many ways,” though it has had “a lot of silver linings.” Her clash with the high-profile candidate has, if anything, given her career a significant push forward.