After nearly a year, the feud between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly officially came to an end last month when the two met at Trump tower – and scheduled a lengthy interview together.In case you don’t remember, it all began at the first Republican debate when Megyn questioned Trump’s favorability among women (which Trump brushed off, stating that he he’d only directed derogatory comments to Rosie O’Donnell).
The question of Trump’s favorability has been explored by many pundits on both sides of the political spectrum – most holding a cynical view of the matter. As The Hill reports however, Megyn Kelly isn’t one of them:
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trumpcould still pick up female votes this fall, despite language that she called “diminishing of womankind.”
“The comments about women, I don’t think women love that. But I don’t know that it’s going to drive their vote,” Kelly said before a crowd at the American Hospital Association meeting.“I think if Trump behaves himself and acts presidentially, and isn’t so much of a bully — which women tend to not appreciate, either — he can move those numbers a bit,” Kelly said.
She also had some wise words on his combative style and the reactions it’s produced:
The “Kelly File” anchor also took a swipe at American parenting, which she said is creating a “me generation” of kids who aren’t tough enough to handle Trump.“I think we’re becoming what I call a cupcake nation. We’ve gone soft,” Kelly said.
“Just wait til you get slammed by a professor, by a boss, by a billionaire presidential front-runner … and you have to get up the next morning and smile and do your job,” Kelly said.I’m personally not all too shocked that the feud came to an end right as Trump essentially locked up the nomination mathematically. Who’d we think she was going to vote for anyway — Hillary?
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]