The New York Times "maybe misled" when it came to its front page story about how Donald Trump has treated women over the years, but there is no dispute that he has used controversial language when it comes to the opposite sex, Fox News' Megyn Kelly said Monday.
"What are we proving with that sound bite? That The Times maybe misled when it came to this woman's story?" Kelly said on Fox News
' "Fox and Friends" program about an interview with Rowanne Brewer Lane, who told the program earlier in the morning that The Times had lied to her when saying how her interview would be used
But, said Kelly, it's in the "mind of the beholder" how Trump's language will affect voters.
"The campaign has said many times, look, women are not going to vote based on these words that he's used about women," she said. "They're going to vote based on policy and terrorism and based on concern about their kids and budget and the country. "
Kelly, who will interview Trump on the Fox Network on Tuesday night in a highly-anticipated match-up, said, though, that The Times' story does mention one of Trump's top executives, Barbara Res, who was in charge of construction of Trump Tower in New York City.
"She's a powerful testament of Trump in terms of advancement of his treatment of women," Kelly said.
But Trump is far more complicated than the "sort of buffoon" some publications are making him to be about women and other issues.
"It's not as clear cut as either side would have us believe," said Kelly. "It's our job to dig in to these things. Trump's allegations about Hillary's past with women and the role she played in trying to diminish the ones who claim they had affairs or attacked by Bill Clinton are also relevant if we're going back 25 years on him and figure out what he did at the time, it's fair game for her too. They're both making fair game of gender issues."
Kelly, also appearing on ABC
's "Good Morning America," told the show that Republican women are starting to warm up to Trump, but he still has some work to do and will need to be better with women than Mitt Romney was in the 2012 election.
She commented that Tuesday's interview was recorded after she met in person with Trump in April at Trump Towers, marking the first time they discussed their falling out.
“I think you will see him as you haven’t seen him before,” Kelly said. “I would say overall the tone was cordial, but there will be some moments where people will be feeling a little uncomfortable.”
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