Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Thursday Donald Trump was wrong to call out the ethnicity of the judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit.
While introducing a guest on her Thursday night show, Kelly inserted her own jab at the real estate mogul and presumptive Republican presidential candidate.
"I'm a journalist here at Fox News and I've been doing legal commentary for 10 years. This is out of line," Kelly said, before turning her focus on her guest Bill Bennett.
Kelly continued later in the interview, "First of all, people are saying that this judge is part of the group that's been protesting Donald Trump. He isn't. He's a member of a Hispanic lawyers association that has no partisan stripes whatsoever. They support Hispanic lawyers and judges. That's it. So let's be clear on that.
"Secondly, the man is not Mexican. He's American. His parents are Mexican, he's of Mexican heritage. He was born in Indiana. Third, he has no conflict of interest, Bill. Now Donald Trump is saying the judge needs to be investigated, someone should look into him just because he's ruled against Donald Trump in this litigation repeatedly. That doesn't make you biased. It doesn't."
Kelly was referring to Trump calling out U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel's "Mexican heritage"
and saying he has "an absolute conflict" in the class-action case whose trial is slated for after the presidential election.
Trump has also been critical of the judge on social media, saying he is "very biased and unfair."
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