Megyn Kelly: Trump tried to influence coverage with gifts

Donald Trump; Megyn Kelly
This combination made from Aug. 6, 2015 photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump had already slammed the president, Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clilnton and his Republican rivals in the race for the White House. To that fast-growing list he has now added Kelly. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – In a new book, Megyn Kelly says Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to give her a free hotel stay as part of what she called his pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his presidential campaign.

In “Settle for More,” to be released Tuesday, Kelly also says Trump may have gotten a pre-debate tip about her first question, in which she confronted him with his critical comments about women. Her book also details the insults and threats she received after Trump tirades objecting to her reporting.

Kelly is the host of Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly Report.” She says Trump routinely attempted to gain favorable treatment from other journalists.

The Associated Press obtained an advance copy of the book Saturday.

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