When Donald Trump announced he was running for president last June, it was widely expected that most conservative news outlets would accept him with open arms. While that might still be the case for some, Trump has had high-profiled run-ins with the number one news channel on cable.

Trump vs. Kelly

During the first Republican debate last August, Fox News host Megyn Kelly was a moderator and pressed Trump on his controversial history with women.

"You call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals," Kelly said to the billionaire real estate mogul. Trump appeared to brush off the criticism, but in the months that followed would wage a war of words with the popular cable host, going as far as calling Kelly a "bimbo" and "overrated." Despite their battles, Kelly was seen heading into Trump Tower on April 13, as reported by Politico.

According to sources reported by The Hill, the meeting was "brokered" by Roger Ailes, the chairman of the Fox News Channel. Kelly has been open in how difficult it has been to secure a sit-down interview with Trump via his campaign, and the meeting is an attempt for the two to work out their differences with the Republican National Convention less than three months away.

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Kelly spoke to Variety magazine last week, and explained what happens when she gets ready to invite Trump on her show. "To be honest, every time I prepare an invitation to sit down with him, he attacks me on Twitter or elsewhere," Kelly said.

Kelly is hoping to clear the air with Trump, as she has admitted that if he was still angry, the interview wouldn't be go well.

"I was just about to ask him to sit down with me two weeks ago," Kelly noted, "But then he started up again out of the blue." Fox News has since confirmed the meeting, but neither Trump nor Kelly's representatives have commented.

Primary status

Trump is currently the current GOP front runner, with 743 delegates to his name, with the all-important New York primary scheduled for April 19. With 96 delegates up for grabs, the Empire State has become a "must win" for Trump if he plans to secure the 1,237 delegates that are required to become the party's nominee.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has surged as of late, and along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a large portion of the Republican base are hoping to force a brokered or contested convention in Cleveland, Ohio this July.


A Fox News spokeperson released the following statement, "FOX News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes has spoken to Donald Trump a few times over the past three months about appearing on a FOX Broadcasting special with Megyn Kelly airing on May 23.

Kelly requested a meeting with Mr.Trump, which took place at Trump Tower this morning. The results of that meeting will be revealed on tonight's Kelly File at 9PM/ET. Kelly has acknowledged in recent interviews that Trump is a fascinating person to cover and has electrified the Republican base".

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