Outspoken Fox News host Megyn Kelly recently attended Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as a speaker. The theme of this year’s conference was “Leading with Purpose,” and Kelly shared her thoughts about the concept of “power.”
However, the more pressing issue discussed at the summit was the much-talked about feud between herself and business mogul-slash-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Kelly quickly became the target of Trump’s ire following the first Republican presidential debate, which she moderated back in August. She cited a few derogatory comments Trump had made about women and questioned him about their possible impact on his candidacy.
This line of questioning apparently peeved Trump as he immediately released a series of angry comments about Kelly after the debate. In an interview with CNN, he said, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her–wherever.”
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During the summit, Kelly finally defended her journalistic choices at the debate, saying that she was not trying to single him out like he thinks. She added that she and her network “may have overestimated” Trump’s “anger management skills.” “It’s not like I was looking to make an example out of Donald Trump,” she said in an article by U.S. political website, The Hill. “The reason I asked that is not a comment on Megyn Kelly. It was a comment on his electability and what he’s likely to hear from Hillary Clinton should he become the nominee. She adds that it’s her responsibility as a journalist to ask “tough questions” and that “no one was given a pass.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka recently weighed in on the matter and said that the “feud” between Kelly and her father was “very sensationalized.” As an executive at the Trump Organization and Kelly’s fellow speaker at the summit, Ivanka said that she wouldn’t be in her present position if she “didn’t deeply believe in opportunity for women.”