Donald Trump Admits Megyn Kelly's Tough GOP Debate Questions Did Him a 'Favor' – Even If They Ignited Months of Public Tension

Kelly's air-clearing interview with Trump airs May 17 on Fox

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Consider this hatchet buried!

With Megyn Kelly‘s highly anticipated Donald Trump interview just days away, the Fox host is giving a sneak peek of what to expect during their sit-down.

Kelly stopped by Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show on Thursday and previewed an exchange from her chat with the presidential candidate.

In the clip, she tackles the source of their now-put-to-rest public disagreement head-on: “You said you didn’t think the moderators had been nice [aftere August’s GOP debate], but do you think it’s the journalist’s role to be nice to presidential candidates at a debate?”

Trump responds, “I might’ve said they weren’t nice, but they don’t have to be nice.”

Kelly doesn’t back down: “You know it’s not a cocktail party.”

For months Trump, 69, spoke out against Kelly, 45, calling her “sick” and “the most overrated person on television” after he felt she not had treated him “fairly” at the debate.

But despite all the drama, Trump says there’s a silver lining: “In a certain way what you did might’ve been a favor because I felt so good about having gotten through,” he says in the clip. “I thought, ‘If I can get through this debate with those questions, you can get through anything.’ ”

Megyn Kelly Presents airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, with extended interview portions airing on Wednesday night’s The Kelly File at 9 p.m. ET on Fox News.

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