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Fox News' Megyn Kelly scolds CNBC moderator for letting Donald Trump get away with a lie

Fox News' Megyn Kelly has plenty of good reasons for wanting to see Donald Trump held accountable for his words — the real estate mogul famously accused her of having "blood coming out of her wherever" when she pushed him on questions of misogyny during the first GOP debate in August. Perhaps that's part of why Kelly was so upset to see one of CNBC's moderators, Becky Quick, let Trump off so lightly on Wednesday night.

The problems started when Quick pressed Trump on immigration, asking about his comments concerning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is pro-immigrant workers. Trump shut Quick down, denying he had ever said anything of the sort.

"Where did I come up with this?" Quick asked him.

Trump brushed her off again, saying, "You people write this stuff." Quick apologized to him and moved on, although reporters noted that Quick was actually right — Trump's own website says, "Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities."

Kelly took to Twitter to shoot down Quick for not sticking to her guns:

Later, when Quick finally dug up her source material and returned to call out Trump's dodge, Kelly punned that it was too little too late:

While it's proven hard to stand up against Trump, it's difficult to blame Kelly for being frustrated.