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Gayle King Says Megyn Kelly ‘Clearly Stepped in It’ (Video)

”I know Megyn Kelly. I happen to like Megyn Kelly,“ King, who attended the Kentucky Derby with her, tells Stephen Colbert

CBS News anchor Gayle King condemned Megyn Kelly’s blackface remarks Thursday night on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“She clearly stepped in it,” King said on the CBS late-night show.

“Listen, I have blackface 24/7,” King said. “So it is never an issue for me. I thought her … Andy Lack, who runs NBC [News], summed it up very nicely when he said, ‘you know, it’s a very unfortunate thing.'”

Gaffe-aside, King says she likes Kelly as a person, and called the former Fox News Channel personality “a very smart cookie.”

“I know Megyn Kelly. I happen to like Megyn Kelly. She and I, Stephen, went to the Kentucky Derby two years ago and we bonded,” she continued. “I think she’s a very smart cookie, very smart at what she does. But I think she clearly stepped in it. She made a terrible mistake, and I was surprised that she would make a mistake of that kind. But she’s very smart, she’s an attorney.”

“And I didn’t like it when she said Santa Claus is white,” King said. “But I never wish bad on anybody.”

“This is a rough time for her,” King concluded the matter.

Watch the video above.

After defending wearing blackface on Halloween in a “Megyn Kelly Today” segment earlier this week, Kelly, who has apologized numerous times for her remarks, is currently in talks with NBC to exit the network.