Megyn Kelly’s Post-Election Book Discusses Trump, Fox News, And The Oddities Of The Presidential Debates

11.11.16 4 weeks ago

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Hot on the heels of Donald Trump’s presidential win, Megyn Kelly is revealing a bit about the early days of the new president’s campaign and her memorable showdown with him during the first debate. The New York Times review of her book, Settle For More, talks about some behind the scenes aspects of that first debate, even hinting that Trump might’ve gotten some of the questions leaked to him — a similar complaint that was made against his opponent, Hillary Clinton:

Ms. Kelly writes that her problems started in August, the Monday before the first Republican presidential primary debate. She had just done a segment on her show, “The Kelly File,” that infuriated Mr. Trump. He refused to make his own scheduled appearance on her show unless she phoned him personally.

“I almost unleashed my beautiful Twitter account against you,” she says he told her, “and I still may.”
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Then, the day before the first presidential debate, Mr. Trump was in a lather again, Ms. Kelly writes. He called Fox executives, saying he’d heard that her first question “was a very pointed question directed at him.” This disconcerted her, because it was true: It was about his history of using disparaging language about women.

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