Megyn spent the weekend in West Palm Beach, FL, at the Turning Point Action conference. She was a featured guest at the event, where she was able to catch up with fellow speakers like Tucker Carlson, Charlie Kirk, and former President Donald Trump.
On Monday’s show, Megyn opened up about seeing Trump for the first time in years, why she thinks he will skip the first Republican presidential debate next month, and how their relationship has evolved over time.
Catching Up with Trump
Megyn shared that she was able to spend a few minutes with Trump when he arrived at the arena ahead of his keynote address. “It was, frankly, great to see him,” she said. “All that nonsense between us is under the bridge, and he could not… have been nicer or more generous.”
One thing that has always been true of the 2024 GOP frontrunner, Megyn noted, is his ability to captivate a crowd – and that has not changed. “The thing about Trump is he commands the room,” she said. “There’s just something about him, it’s like an aura that sort of takes over the room. There’s only one person you can look at.”
Will Trump Debate?
As she explained, Trump “had some interesting thoughts” about the upcoming GOP presidential debates and whether or not he would attend. To date, he has been noncommittal. Fox News is set to host the first debate in August, and Megyn said she “would not bet” on him being there.
Even so, you can never be sure with Trump. “He did not commit one way or the other,” she shared. “But that was my feeling after talking to him.”
Needless to say, Megyn and Trump have had their “ups and downs” over the years. “I went through a lot as Trump attacked me for those nine months that I’ve documented in my book and elsewhere,” she shared. And yet the two shared a “kind moment” at the event that Megyn believes holds a “lesson.”
In her view, their exchange is a “testament” to “how people can change, rebuild relationships, and move forward in a positive way” when they get out of their own way. “If you can take your ego out of it, if you can be quick to get past these confrontations and negative experiences, you can open up such possibility for yourself,” she reflected. “You can open up a field of wellness, of positivity, of good relationships.”
And it’s not specific to her and the former president. “Take the fact that it’s former president Donald Trump and well-known journalist Megyn Kelly out of it,” she said. “This could be true for you in your life, if you find a way to say, ‘That was yesterday; I’m here today; I’m looking at tomorrow.’”
During his speech on Saturday, Trump referenced his now-infamous exchange with Megyn during an August 2015 presidential debate about Rosie O’Donnell. “That was a hell of a question,” he said. “But… by the way, she’s been great for the country. She wants her country to survive.”
Megyn called Trump’s remarks “amusing as always” and noted that he was “right” about one thing. “He’s right that it’s the country I care about,” she concluded. “It could be Donald Trump, could be Ron DeSantis, could be Tim Scott, could be Nikki Haley, all these people offering a vision that is much more clear headed and positive for our country than what we’re seeing right now on the left.”
You can check out Megyn’s full breakdown of the Turning Point Action conference by tuning in to episode 588 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.