After slamming Fox following its hosting of the GOP debate, Trump tweeted that the network’s president, Roger Ailes, promised him “fair” coverage.
“Roger Ailes just called,” Trump wrote Monday. “He is a great guy & assures me that ‘Trump’ will be treated fairly on @FoxNews. His word is always good!”
“Donald Trump and I spoke today,” Ailes said in a statement to CNNMoney. “We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100 percent.”
“I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness & balance,” he went on. “We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared.”
Driving the point home, Trump will appear on two Fox News programs this week: “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning and “Hannity” later that evening.
The make-up comes after Trump made headlines claiming Fox News host Megyn Kelly targeted him during the debate. The presidential hopeful said Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” Stopping short of apologizing, Trump has tried to explain that he wasn’t referring to Kelly’s menstrual cycle.
For her part, Kelly responded to Trump during “The Kelly File” Monday night, also not apologizing for hitting Trump with the hard questions.
“Trump, who is the frontrunner, will not apologize, and I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism,” she said on the show. “So I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor.”
“And Mr. Trump, I suspect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far,” she added. “This is a tough business, and it’s time now to move forward.”