Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money 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.
“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 CruzOcasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call 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.