In a clip that aired last week before the full interview, Trump told Kelly, “I have great respect for you, that you were able to call me and say, ‘Let’s get together, and let’s talk.’ To me, I would not have done that.”
Here’s a look at what Kelly once described as the “bizarre” relationship between the two, from the beginning:
Aug. 6, 2015
First Republican Presidential Debate
In a question directed at Trump, Kelly said the GOP hopeful “called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”
Trump fired back on Twitter after the debate.
Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
Aug. 7–9, 2015
“Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever”
Trump continued to criticize the Fox News host the day after the debate, telling CNN, “There was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
“I just don't respect her as a journalist,” he continued. “I have no respect for her. I don’t think she’s very good. I think she’s highly overrated.”
Nov. 4, 2015
While Kelly insisted she wouldn’t engage in a feud with Trump, she was quick to respond on social media after a series of attacks from the Republican front-runner.
Isn't it terrible that @megynkelly used a poll not used before (I.B.D.) when I was down, but refuses to use it now when I am up?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2015
Jan. 28, 2016
Trump Skips Fox News Debate
Trump skipped a Fox News–hosted debate before the Iowa caucuses, instead holding an event to benefit veterans’ groups, after a battle of statements with Kelly.
Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Trump’s decision had nothing to do with Kelly.
Shortly after that, Trump took to Twitter to call Kelly a “lightweight reporter.”
I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
Trump argued that he wouldn't be treated fairly at the debate.
Feb. 5, 2016
Kelly Addresses Tiff With Trump
Kelly called the spat she and her network had with Trump “bizarre” but added that she hoped he would be at the next debate.
“It was bizarre because I became the story. He was so very focused on me that I became the story, and, you know, you never want to be the story when you’re a news person,” Kelly told ABC News.
She added, “I stand by every question I asked him, and he was not the only one who had tough questions. He was the only one, however, who complained.”
March 3, 2016
GOP Debate in Detroit
Republican presidential candidates went head to head in a debate hosted by Fox News in Detroit.
As the hopefuls offered their final pitches to the people of Michigan before the state’s primary, they welcomed Trump back to the stage and Kelly as a moderator.
It was the first exchange the two had in person since the first Republican debate.
“Mr. Trump, hi. How are you doing?" Kelly asked.
“Hello. Nice to be with you, Megyn,” Trump replied. “You’re looking well. You’re looking well.”
April 13, 2016
Trump and Kelly cleared the air during an hourlong meeting in Trump’s office in Trump Tower in New York, putting an end to the public tension between them.
That meeting evidently paved the way for the interview airing tonight.