Megyn Kelly’s one-on-one interview with Donald Trump is airing on Tuesday, and Kelly brought a short clip of the chat with her to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night.
“You said you didn’t think the moderators had been nice, but do you think it’s the journalist’s role to be nice to presidential candidates at a debate?” Kelly asks Trump in the clip.
“I might’ve said they weren’t nice but they don’t have to be nice,” Trump responds. “In a certain way what you did might’ve been a favor because I felt so good about having gotten through; I thought if I can get through this debate with those questions, you can get through anything.”
The two are referring to last August’s GOP primary debate, in which Kelly served as the moderator and asked Trump about his treatment of women on social media in the past. After the debate, Trump claimed the question was unfair, and began to consistently voice his disapproval of Kelly via Twitter. Trump’s use of Twitter against Kelly is one of the things that she will ask him about in her special, teasing “in that interview we do talk about what happened.”
But before taping, Kelly revealed that she and Trump had a somewhat civil conversation, putting their past behind them: “I didn’t ask him about any of the tweets or any of the things he said because I was looking to move past that,” Kelly said about her pre-interview conversation with the Republican candidate. “I didn’t want to go to the acrimonious place. So we had a normal conversation, like candidate and reporter.”
Megyn Kelly Presents will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on the Fox network. Watch Kelly’s appearance on The Tonight Show and the short sneak peek of the special below.