Attorney David Wohl appeared to exasperate Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Tuesday while defending Donald Trump’s recent attempts to discredit a judge by falsely referring to him as Mexican.
“You know what he said immediately after that? He said ‘I love the Mexican people,'” Wohl said, prompting fellow panelist Ben Shapiro to sarcastically reply, “Well, that makes it alright.”
“‘I mentioned it because I took this opportunity to express my love for the Mexicans,'” Kelly quipped.
“Sometimes you have a slip of the tongue, and I submit to you that’s all it was,” Wohl insisted.
“He does it repeatedly,” Kelly shot back. “That’s the thing that’s so crazy about it. I don’t know why he’s doing this.”
Trump has not only complained about his treatment by federal District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, but he has called him “a hater” and a Mexican, an allusion to the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has characterized his campaign. In fact, Curiel, who last week ordered that documents related to his for-profit university be unsealed, is an Indiana native.
Kelly shut Wohl down again when he said he wondered whether Trump felt Curiel should recuse himself from his case.
“There is no basis for the judge to recuse himself,” the Kelly File host argued. “This is what he does: he creates a bias where none exists and then demands that the person be removed.”
Watch the segment, as posted online on Tuesday, below.