Donald Trump returned to Fox News on Tuesday night after a brief boycott of the network, where host Bill O’Reilly needled the real estate mogul throughout the entire interview for complaining that Fox has been unfair to him.
O’Reilly asked Trump a series of questions, and quizzed Trump on whether they were fair questions to pose.
“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? Is that a fair question?” O’Reilly asked.
“Well, I think it’s fair. I think the word ‘mature’ is not appropriate, but I think it’s certainly fair,” Trump responded.
“It’s not going to be a question of nice. I think I’m a nice person,” he continued. “It’s going to be a question of competence because people are tired of being pushed around by every country in the world.”
O’Reilly then played a clip of Trump calling his fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) a “clown.”
“Would I be unfair to say to you — which I would if we were at a Yankee game — ‘Hey, calling Sen. Rubio a clown was not presidential?'” O’Reilly asked.
Trump said he thought it was a fair question, and then told the Fox host that he only bashed Rubio after the senator attacked him.
“I was getting along with him perfectly fine two weeks ago. Everything was fine. I don’t really know him. And all of a sudden he attacks me about nothing, but really attacked me quite viciously, and I fought back,” he said. “I’m a counter-puncher.”
Finally, O’Reilly told Trump that he has “the highest unfavorables in the polls” and asked, “Is it fair to ask you why you think that is?”
Trump responded by noting that he also has the highest favorables and that voters in states that the real estate mogul have visited tend to like him more.
At the end of the interview, Trump told O’Reilly that it was a fair interview.
Watch the interview via Fox News: