Fox News Boss Roger Ailes: The ‘Air Has Been Cleared’ With Trump

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August 11, 2015 7:07 a.m.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes on Monday evening said that he has spoken with Donald Trump since the real estate mogul lashed out against Fox host Megyn Kelly.

Trump on Monday morning said that Ailes called him to assure that Trump will be “treated fairly,” and Ailes confirmed that the call took place in a Monday statement.

“Donald Trump and I spoke today. We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100 percent,” Ailes said in a statement. “I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness & balance. We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared.”

Trump launched a battle with Fox News after Megyn Kelly asked him about his treatment of women. He said the question was “unfair,” and later said that Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate.

Kelly also addressed Trump’s comments on Monday night and said she “will not apologize for doing good journalism.”

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