(NEW YORK) — Megyn Kelly said covering Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle was “a test” and described Trump as coming after her “like a dog with a bone.”
“It definitely posed challenges when he was coming at me so relentlessly and causing security issues in my life and the life of my family, but I did it,” Kelly, 45, said day on Good Morning America. “It was a test of me as a person and a professional.”
Now President-elect Trump criticized Kelly after she questioned him about calling women “fat pigs” and “slobs” during the first primary debate. He later drew fire for saying about Kelly that there was “blood coming out of her wherever” (which he later clarified to be her nose).
Kelly, the host of Fox’s The Kelly File said Trump can be “vindictive” and said there is “no question” he is “thin-skinned” and “can be mean-spirited.”
Kelly met with him in Trump Tower amid the campaign and said that proved a turning point in their professional relationship.
“My own experience with him proves he’s able to let things go if he so chooses,” she said. “He came after me like a dog with a bone for nine months but, finally, when I went to see him at Trump Tower, and believe me I was not conciliatory towards him, we got past it.”
Kelly writes about Trump and her former boss, Roger Ailes, in hew newly released memoir, Settle for More.
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