Megyn Kelly: Trump can improve image with women

Megyn Kelly: Trump can improve image with women
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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE could still pick up female votes this fall, despite language that she called “diminishing of womankind.”

“The comments about women, I don’t think women love that. But I don’t know that it’s going to drive their vote,” Kelly said before a crowd at the American Hospital Association meeting.

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“I think if Trump behaves himself and acts presidentially, and isn’t so much of a bully — which women tend to not appreciate, either — he can move those numbers a bit,” Kelly said.

Kelly and Trump feuded for months following her questioning of him at the first GOP presidential debate in August. He then skipped a Fox debate she co-hosted in late January before being cordial in March.

Throughout the campaign, Trump's comments about women, including the wife of presidential rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlorida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops Ted Cruz jokes about quarantine boredom, 'Tiger King' Trump faces mounting pressure to unleash Defense Production Act MORE, have been called one of his biggest vulnerabilities. One poll in March found 73 percent of registered female voters in the U.S. had an unfavorable view of Trump. 

Kelly and Trump met recently at Trump Tower to help settle the dispute, and Kelly said Tuesday that she and the GOP front-runner are on “much better ground.”

“I look forward to covering the general election from the sidelines, where I ought to be,” she said.

The "Kelly File" anchor also took a swipe at American parenting, which she said is creating a “me generation” of kids who aren’t tough enough to handle Trump.

“I think we're becoming what I call a cupcake nation. We’ve gone soft,” Kelly said.

“Just wait til you get slammed by a professor, by a boss, by a billionaire presidential front-runner ... and you have to get up the next morning and smile and do your job," Kelly said.