Here is another reason for Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party, to attack Megyn Kelly.
Megyn Kelly on Thursday night said Donald Trump is “out of line” for calling the Mexican heritage of a federal judge, who is overseeing a fraud lawsuit against Trump University, a conflict of interest.
“You tell me – I’m a journalist here at Fox News and I’ve been doing legal commentary here for 10 years – this is out of line,” Kelly told guest Bill Bennett on her show “The Kelly File.”
“Yeah it’s out of line,” Bennett responded. “It’s a shame too, because it was a good day, it was an important day for Trump.”
Trump escalated his fight against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel by telling the Wall Street Journal that the judge had “an absolute conflict” presiding over the case because of his “Mexican heritage.”
Trump cited his stance on illegal immigration, saying, “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”
Kelly, a former attorney, came to the judge’s defense, noting the judicial code of conduct prevents the judge from personally responding to Trump.