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“I can’t be wooed,” she said of the New York business mogul, according to Vanity Fair. "I was never going to love him, and I was never going to hate him.”
“He would send me press clippings about me that he would just sign ‘Donald Trump,’” she said. "And he called from time to time to compliment a segment."
“I didn’t know why he was doing that,” the “Kelly File” host added. "And then when he announced he was running for president, it became more clear.”
Trump began publicly feuding with Kelly over her questioning during the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland last August. The television personality asked Trump tough questions about his past remarks about women.
“I wrote it. I researched each line item myself,” Kelly said. "It was interesting to me after the debate when people started fact-checking my question.
“My own reaction was, ‘bring it on.' You think I’d go out there and ask a question like that at the first GOP debate without making sure I was bulletproof on every single word?”
Kelly added she helped moderate the contest last summer despite suffering a violent illness before it took place.
“I would have crawled over a pile of hot coals to make it to that debate,” she said. "No one was going to be sitting in for me, reading my questions.”
Kelly asked Trump about past remarks referring to some of them as “fat pigs” and “slobs” during the Aug. 6 event. Trump has since repeatedly challenged her credibility as a journalist.
Fox News announced late last month Kelly is moderating the seventh GOP presidential debate with colleagues Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. It is scheduled for Jan. 28 in Des Moines.