Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
NEW YORK CITY — Two of the most recognizable females in New York City met for breakfast on Friday morning and as a result, social media is buzzing with one question…. “Why?”
Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP nominee, Donald Trump, was spotted having a morning meeting with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. The meeting was first reported by Politico. The two were seen at the Four Seasons in New York City. They reportedly talked more than two hours.
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump have had a turbulent relationship ever since the first GOP debate when the Fox News anchor questioned Trump about his treatment of women.
Months later Kelly and Trump appeared to put their differences aside to make room for a one-on-one interview that aired on Fox. But the relationship never recovered fully. Then earlier this month Kelly came down hard on Trump after a video from 2005 surfaced. The video includes Trump making lewd remarks about grabbing women in the crotch area.
But Kelly’s harshest remarks come on the heels of allegations made by a number of women who say Trump sexually molested them. Kelly has been constantly questioning if Trump is a “sexual predator.” Last week, she brought the question up during a heated exchange with Trump supporter New Gingrich.
The former Speaker accused Kelly of being “fascinated with sex” and not caring about public policy after Kelly asked Gingrich about the women who have accused the GOP nominee of sexual assault, which he denies.
Kelly at the end of the interview pushed Gingrich to spend some time working on his “anger issues.”
Speculation throughout social media is that Ivanka met with Kelly to ask her to stop using the term “sexual predator.” Others say the meeting was spurred by Newt Gingrich who is looking to make amends with Kelly. I believe those speculations are wrong.
Earlier this week, I sent an email to the Trump campaign, and to Ivanka Trump, suggesting the GOP nominee give an hour long, one-on-one TV interview in which he shares stories about the American people he’s met during the campaign.
I offered to do the interview, but without a primetime TV program I do not reach a large enough audience. Therefore, I suggested he give the interview to someone different than usual — meaning, don’t do the interview with Hannity or O’Reilly. He has to choose a person who will help grab headlines. Trump picking Kelly to be his last interview before Election Day will grab headlines, and will attract viewers.
Therefore, I believe Ivanka met with Kelly to offer her the one-on-one interview with her father days before the election.
For Trump it would be a last chance to reach out to women, a group with whom he struggles to gain support.
For Kelly, it would bring in the ratings she yearns, and if done right it could help her make amends with viewers who are upset over her treatment of Trump. A win win for everyone.
Ivanka Trump was on “The Kelly File” in September to talk about the GOP nominee’s childcare plan.
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) October 30, 2016
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