Megyn Kelly tonight really went in hard on Donald Trump‘s racially-tinged attacks against the judge in the Trump University case and the people coming to his defense over it.
In fact, Kelly not-so-subtly threw shade at Bill O’Reilly. An hour after O’Reilly declared that the judge should recuse himself to eliminate any appearance of bias, Kelly brought up that argument and said, “That is not the way our system works.”
“If a litigant,” Kelly argued, “making stink about a judge necessarily resulted in a conflict that would force the judge to step down, it would lead to chaos in our court system.”
Kelly then brought on New York politician Melissa Mark-Viverito and Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, telling latter of whom, “You can’t create a conflict of interest about a judge just by complaining about him.”
Pierson made multiple arguments for how Judge Gonzalo Curiel is biased––including the law firm in the case giving money to the Clintons and that the judge is part of a La Raza group––but Kelly shut all of them down as not good enough to warrant recusal.
Pierson even brought up a line Trump has said over and over: when plaintiffs drop out, the case is over. Kelly, the one with the extensive legal background, said that’s not true.
She repeatedly confronted Pierson on what exactly in the judge’s Hispanic heritage is disqualifying, concluding the segment by saying Trump has a defense on the merits and doesn’t “have to destroy the judge in the process.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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