Bill O'Reilly, known as one of Fox News' most fiery and opinionated commentators, hosted Donald Trump after the presidential candidate's brief Fox boycott, as reported by the Inquisitr, for an interview about policies. However, it quickly turned out to be a commentary on Trump's personality features and how they may be perceived as flaws by both O'Reilly and the American public.
Trump's brief boycott ended Tuesday night when he faced off to discuss his presidential policies and his problems with the media, including Bill O'Reilly himself. At one point, O'Reilly got directly to the point, according to Mediaite.
"Am I fair to say that in order for you to win the Republican nomination that you're going to have to change your style and be a bit kinder and more mature?"Surprisingly, Trump said he thought that O'Reilly's statement may be fair, but he was unsure if "mature" was the right word. O'Reilly specifically called out Trump for calling nominee Marco Rubio a "clown," which O'Reilly said was "not very presidential." Trump responded that it may not have been fair, but that Rubio started the war by "viciously verbally attacking" Trump. Trump then went on to say that he disagreed with Rubio's voting record, that he sometimes didn't even show up for votes, and he had terrible policy ideas on immigration. According to Business Insider, Trump said he was simply defending himself. This is similar to what he said about his verbal attack on Megyn Kelly, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, and for which he came under serious backlash from many news commentators as well as the public. Trump, however, says it is all in defensive mode, that he throws no "first punches." Trump claimed to have had no ill exchanges with Marco Rubio, when suddenly Rubio began heavily criticizing him, according to Trump, which fueled the "clown" comment.
"I'm a counter-puncher — he hit me all of a sudden. He hit me very viciously."Trump has had a tumultuous relationship with Fox News, particularly after the presidential debate in August co-hosted by Megyn Kelly, where she very directly questioned some comments he had made about women. Trump replied with what most construed as a crude remark that implied Megyn Kelly was hormonal and menstruating. There was a cooling off period, as well as a bit of a truce, after that debacle, but it fired up again in late August when Trump unleashed a Twitter storm, bashing Kelly and sharing a Trump supporter's message that called her a "bimbo."
Trump's remarks about women's looks, that many perceive to be put-downs, have landed him the label of a "bully" with many news commentators and republican presidential nominees. Megyn Kelly allegedly anticipated an extreme backlash from Trump due to the pointed nature of the questions she was asking him, and had brief her co-anchors before the debate and asked them not to come to her defense, because she wanted to handle the situation independently. After Trump made a comment that was perceived to be about a negative reference to menstruation, Kelly did appear visibily shaken, but was able to continue the hosting of the presidential debate. However, after the debate, the war raged on between Fox News and Donald Trump. Fox News is considered to be a "Republican-friendly" news source among the majority of American viewers, so Trump boycotting them, particularly if he wins the Republican candidacy, would be a difficult position for both Trump and Fox News.
Just last week, Trump called Kelly "the worst" and explained his boycott of Fox News.
"Fox has been treating me very unfairly and I have therefore decided that I won't be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future."The foreseeable future lasted just eight days, and members of the Trump candidacy party and Fox News have arranged a meeting in order to cover Trump's bid for the Republican presidential nominee campaign.
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