Megyn Kelly's New Book Reveals Encounters With Donald Trump and Roger Ailes

Kelly visits "GMA" to discuss her memoir, "Settle for More," which reveals her rocky relationships with Trump and Ailes, her former boss.
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First more from Megyn Kelly, her new book "Settle for more" is out today and a quick look back at her rocky relationships with Donald Trump and her former boss Roger Ailes. You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. The feud began with that first question. What I say is what I say and honestly, Megyn, if you don't like it, I'm sorry. I've been very nice to you although I probably could not be based on the way you've treated me but I wouldn't do that. Reporter: A torrent of insults followed calling her a bimbo, unprofessional and crazy. You could see there was blood coming out of her eye, blood coming out of her wherever. I was referring to nose, ears, and only a deviant would think of that. I became the story. You never want to be the story when you're a news person. Reporter: Now in her new book "Settle for more" -- It's a personal book. Roo he vrieling and under an embargo. They would have to hurt you if you found it. Reporter: "The Kelly file" anchor says her interview with Donald Trump began six months before he announced his run and claimed he tried to charm her and offer her trips and gifts clearly meant to slip coverage. I had a meeting with Donald Trump. Reporter: She found herself part of the story after Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes. After Carlson spoke out Kelly told her bosses that at the start of her career, Ailes made unwanted advances against her too. Shortly after Ailes was fired from fox. And Megyn Kelly is back right now. Thanks for coming back. Let's start right there. You made that call to fox co-chairman lackland Murdoch. What did you tell him? Well, I mean, listen, I wrestled with what to do. I wasn't sure what the truth was about Roger. You knew what he did to you. Exactly. And that's one of the bizarre things. I knew my own expernce but he and I had gone on to have nine years of a healthy working relationship and so in my mind I had attributed it to he was interested in me, that he was having a marital difficulty, perhaps he was just interested in having an extramarital affair. And I didn't -- He was explicit about that? As explicit as you could be. I mean it was very on the nose and then it culminated in a physical attempt to be with me which I rejected in his office and then I -- He touched you. He tried to kiss me three times. So I rejected that and when I rejected that he asked me when my contract was up. As soon as I left his office I called a lawyer and I did bring the matter to a supervisor at Fox News. Years ago. Years ago when it happened to me. And that person vouched for Roger's character, assured me he was a good man, he was likely just smitten and that I should try to avoid him which is what I did. As you know Roger Ailes put out a statement through his attorney that says, I deny the allegations Megyn makes about me. I worked tirelessly to promote her career. As Megyn admitted to Charlie rose, watch that interview and decide for your several. This is what he was referring to on Charlie rose. I really care about Roger. And he's been nothing but good to me and he's been very loyal and he's had my back. So how do you square that when what you're writing now. Both things can be true. Ray woman can be harassed and go on to have a good working relationship with the man harassing her and that is what happened in my case. I avoided Roger for six months after my supervisor suggested that was the proper course to pursue and sure enough, he stopped. And I was down in the D.C. Bureau when this was happening. He was up in New York. This is all laid out in the book in great detail. But he stopped and we went on to have a healthy working relationship and what he said about promoing me and having my back is true. And it was one of the reasons why even I found it hard to believe that he was a serial harasser, George, when the lawsuit broke and then women started coming forward anonymously but it soon became clear upon reading the allegations that at least an investigation was necessary. So did any part of you think looking back you should have come out earlier publicly? Listen, it's hard to say to to that because I know now the number of women targeted and it's disturbing, but realistically and this is one reason I wrote about it in the book, realistically that would have been a suicide mission for me and my career because I had been there 12 months, not the Megyn Kelly of today. I had no power and he was on the cover of industry magazines as the most powerful man in news. There was no one to go to. If I had gone to the general counsel of the company it would have been me first year person -- Leads to a tough question for Fox News as well. If Gretchen Carlson hadn't sued, would Roger Ailes still be the chairman of Fox News? I think so. I think so. I mean because we all have arbitration clauses which prevented us from filing public lawsuits which her filing publicly was a big step in this whole process. I'll tell you, what I wanted was for it to be an open and honest investigation into him. That's all I really wanted because I didn't know whether it was just me, just Gretchen, who -- is this a serial problem or not and that's why I called lackland Murdoch to tell me, it didn't bring me any joy but to tell him it did happen to me ten years earlier and that they needed to take a hard look at who they had running the company and within days they had announced they had hired Paul Weiss and I cooperated with that investigation and I think it wound up as it should have have let's talk more about Donald Trump. Take us inside that meeting where you basically tried to bury the hatchet. What did you say and do? So the actual meeting was off the record so I don't want to get into the specific content. I went over there. I walked in. And he gave me a nice greeting. He hugged me. He hugged you. Yes, which I -- How did you accept that. Well, I talk about it in the book that it was bizarre, right, to be hugging this man who had tried to torment me for nine months and who had endangered my security and all sorts of things that are detailed in the book. But I accepted it for the gesture it was which I think was a goodwill gesture to try to say if not I'm sorry, then let's move on. Which is what I was doing there. So I neither apologized to him nor did he apologize to me and after the meeting we discussed the state of the race, we did not discuss his nine-month campaign against me. We tabled that but was a reset of sorts that worked for us. You had a tough conversation with your daughter, your daughter yeardley. She said she was afraid of him. So she's a recurring character in this book as are all three of my children but yeardley is amazing and I talk about how a year ago after I went to the fortune most powerful women's conference she said, what is that? I said it's a gathering of really strong women who celebrate their accomplishments and I was taking yeardley down there with me and she said, are we two of them? And then a year not quite a year later she joined me at the presidential debate in Detroit and that's when she told me she was afraid of Donald Trump. I had never revealed to her any of the things trump had done. President-elect trump had done. But she is 5 and she hears things in this world and one of the lowest points was when she came home and asked me what a bimbo was and I just thought, you know, the same girl who thought she was being honored at the most powerful women's conference had learned a new word which was one of the low points of the year. I'll bet it was. What's next for you? Publicly, everyone knows your contract is up next year. Can you stay at fox after all this? Oh, sure, I mean, I can easily stay at fox. I can go hopefully anywhere I want. I don't think anything happened in that the past year that limited that. I think trump and I are -- president-elect trump. We're all getting used to that are on better terms and I'm grateful Fox News has given me the 12 years I've had there and want me to stay and in my opinion the murdochs who are running it are honorable men would want to do what's right and -- is there do you want to stay. I'm figuring that out. It's not really appropriate to discuss with you, George, I'm on "Good morning America" but I'm figuring that out. As much as I love my job I love those three little lives that my husband and I brought into the world. This is my philosophy I need to settle for more and that's the name of the book.

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