Megyn Kelly: What Donald Trump Did To Me Has Real Implications, "Glad He Was Able To Let It Go"

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Megyn Kelly joins CBS This Morning to discuss how the remarks from Trump compared to the bullying she endured as a child and the "uplifting" message she wants to convey through her book. Her book is titled Settle For More.

Kelly said she felt her private meeting with Trump during the campaign was not an 'I'm sorry,' but more of a "let's move on." Kelly remarked she "was glad that he was able to let it go."

"We're not tight friends but he has treated me respectfully and he's withstood my coverage which has been skeptical of times without complaint and that's fine," Kelly said what she described their relationship.

Kelly said she hoped her book acts as a "roadmap" for how reporters should handle Donald Trump.

"I thought it was important to document as a historical record what it was like to be on the receiving end of his behavior," she said of her new book. "And the reason, among others, is as a First Amendment issue what Donald Trump did to me has real implications. I mean, I have a powerful microphone and a powerful platform at FOX News and I had a company that had my back. However, not every journalist has that and not every journalist is established as I am in this point in my career. And so if a President Trump were to come after a journalist the way candidate Trump came after me, I think it could be potentially dangerous. And I think hopefully the book will provide somewhat of a roadmap for said reporters on how potentially to handle him."

MEGYN KELLY: As far as the Trump situation, yes, I thought it was important to document as a historical record what it was like to be on the receiving end of his behavior. And the reason, among others, is as a First Amendment issue what Donald Trump did to me has real implications. I mean, I have a powerful microphone and a powerful platform at FOX News and I had a company that had my back. However, not every journalist has that and not every journalist is established as I am in this point in my career. And so if a President Trump were to come after a journalist the way candidate Trump came after me, I think it could be potentially dangerous. And I think hopefully the book will provide somewhat of a roadmap for said reporters on how potentially to handle him...

It was full of darkness and it was a personal struggle and because of the bullying I endured for an entire in the 7th grade which I go through in the book, and a lot of parents and kids can relate to that, and other adversity I had in my life, I was able to deal with it. It wasn't enjoyable...

GAYLE KING, CBS NEWS: How do you intend to navigate your relationship with him now that he is President-Elect. Are you worried about that?

MEGYN KELLY: I think we're in a better place. I actually feel about where I am with now-President-Elect Trump. After that meeting we had at Trump Tower --

GAYLE KING: Where he hugged you.

MEGYN KELLY: -- he hugged me hello, which was to me that felt like 'I'm not sorry but let's move on.' ...

I was glad that he was able to let it go. But that was the point of me being there which was to say to him -- because we had always had a good relationship -- just to say basically not explicitly but the suggestion was let's move on from this.

'I don't belong on the playing field with you, I belong on the sidelines.'

And to his credit, he was able to move on even though he had held on to his anger for nine months. He did prove he was able to do that and ever since he and I have had a fine relationship. We're not tight friends but he has treated me respectfully and he's withstood my coverage which has been skeptical of times without complaint and that's fine.

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