Fox News’ Megyn Kelly sat down with her long-time tormentor and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in a prime-time special that was much more demure than most anticipated it to be.
After months of clashes instigated by Trump and his inherent misogyny, the two finally seemed to patch things up during the exclusive interview Tuesday night.
“It’s been a long nine months,” Kelly said, kicking off the conversation, to which her guest responded, “It has been a long time, I agree.”
The interaction between the two former foes was interesting, to say the least. Considering that Trump is now a Fox News favorite because of his presumed GOP nomination, it wasn’t entirely surprising that Kelly (and the network) did not go too hard on him.
Simply put, it was an ideal evening for both of them. Trump had a chance to discuss things other than his policies and strategies and Kelly got an opportunity to please the channel’s demographic who didn’t appreciate her feud with the racist, Islamophobic business mogul.
However, she did bring up some controversial remarks made by the presidential hopeful — particularly, his use of the word “bimbo” to describe her.
“That was a retweet, yeah,” Trump admitted, before downplaying his comment and adding it was “not the most horrible. Over your life, Megyn, you’ve been called a lot worse, wouldn’t you say? You’ve had a life that’s not been that easy.”
When asked about the insults he has hurled over the course of his campaign, including remarks about Sen. John McCain and former rival Carly Fiorina, the former reality TV star said he doesn’t think it's “healthy” to obsess over mistakes.
“I respond pretty strongly, but in just about all cases, I’ve been responding to what they did to me,” he said. “It’s not a one-way street.”
The rest of the interview mostly focused on Trump’s personal life: his marriages, divorces, the death of his brother and things he learned from those experiences.
The host also inquired what would happen if he does not make it to the Oval Office, to which Trump responded, “If I don’t go all the way, and if I don’t win, I will consider it to be a total and complete waste of time, energy and money.”
Watch the heavily promoted interview in the video above.