Megyn Kelly is trying to sell her new book.
Kelly now says that Donald Trump tried to give her gifts, including inviting her and her husband to visit his house in Florida, as part of what she calls his “pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his presidential campaign”.
In her memoir “Settle for More,” to be released Tuesday, Kelly says Trump may have gotten a pre-debate tip about her first question, in which she confronted him with his comments about Rosie O’Donnell. Her book also details the insults she received from Trump supporters after she attacked him during the debates.
Kelly, host of Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly Report,” said Trump attempted to gain favorable treatment from other journalists and commentators. She is the only person to make such a claim, even among liberal new outlets.
“This is actually one of the untold stories of the 2016 campaign: I was not the only journalist to whom Trump offered gifts clearly meant to shape coverage,” Kelly said. He also attempted to woo them with praise, she said, adding, “This is smart, because the media is full of people whose egos need stroking.”
She claims she “resisted” Trump’s compliments, and his offer to fly her and her husband to visit his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
That’s right. Megyn Kelly’s claims of Trump trying to “influence” news coverage boils down to him giving “compliments” to journalists, and inviting her and her husband to visit his house in Florida. She also claims that Trump said she should “stay in my hotel downtown, it’s fantastic”.
As Kelly struggles for attention to sell her book, we can expect to here more from her I’m sure.