It's the first time the two have been in the same room since August
Kelly and Trump famously feuded at the first GOP debate back in August 2015, after which, Trump famously told CNN that “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
And then, in the week before the Iowa caucuses, Trump elected to sit out of a Fox News debate because Kelly would be moderating.
This time, however, tensions were decidedly less high between the two. Kelly didn’t ask Trump a question until a few minutes into the debate, and when the two finally interacted again, they kept things cordial.
“Mr. Trump,” Kelly said. “Hi.”
“Nice to be with you, Megan,” he responded. “You’re looking well.”
“As are you,” Kelly said.
Kelly then asked Trump question about his talked-about interview with the New York Times – and things stayed at a similar tone throughout.
Of course, there were some tough questions: Kelly played three clips of Trump in various interviews, making varying statements about his political stances, then asking him: “How is any of this ‘Telling it like it is?'”
Trump responded: “You have to have a certain degree of flexibility.”
The only moment when things tensed up between the two was when Marco Rubio brought up Trump University, Trump’s failed business course that is currently the subject of a class action lawsuit.
Trump argued that Trump University had an A rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and that “almost all” participants said it was “terrific.”
Kelly then fired back, saying that the last published rating from the BBB was in fact a D-.
Their tiff, however, didn’t last long, as Marco Rubio, the Donald’s sparring partner of the night, injected himself into the conversation.
Rubio’s interjection was a trend throughout the evening. Instead of arguing with Kelly, Trump seemed to save most of his contempt for his fellow candidate, who he called “Little Marco” and was at odds with throughout the debate.