Ailes Says ‘Air Has Been Cleared’ With Trump

“We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100 percent,” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes says in statement e-mailed by Fox late yday.

  • NOTE: Donald Trump yday tweeted that he, Ailes spoke by phone; see related story: Trump Says Roger Ailes Called Him, Assured Fair Coverage
  • “I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness & balance,” Ailes says
    • “We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared”
  • Kelly on her show yday said her question to Trump during debate about comments on women was “tough but fair”
  • Says she, Trump “agree to disagree,” says she won’t respond to personal attacks, won’t apologize for “good journalism”
    • “This is a tough business and it’s time now to move forward”
See related story: Trump Dumped From Meeting Over Kelly ’Blood’ Comment, GOP Frets