While promoting her new memoir, Settle For More, Fox News host Megyn Kelly appeared on Good Morning America, taking a decidedly different tone in regards to President-elect Donald Trump.
Although she had previously discussed just how problematic Donald Trump was in his interactions with her, during her GMA appearance on Tuesday, Kelly downplayed Trump’s actions. While she spoke extensively about her experiences with Trump and ex-Fox CEO Roger Ailes, she seemed to be taking a much more pragmatic perspective about the two.
When George Stephanopoulos asked Kelly about Ailes, she explained that she “avoided Roger for six months,” per the advice of her supervisor, following aggressive sexual harassment in his office when he tried to kiss her three times.
“Sure enough, he stopped… We went on to have a healthy working relationship… even I found hard to believe that he was a serial harasser.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 15, 2016
However, Kelly also managed to defend Donald Trump in saying that, though he attacked her in a way that showcased his ability to be “vindictive,” he’s actually not that bad.
“My own experience with him proves he’s able to let things go if he so chooses… 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.”