O’Reilly Slams Obama’s ‘Ferns’ Spot: Lincoln Wouldn’t Do Comedy! (VIDEO)

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March 12, 2014 6:40 a.m.

Abraham Lincoln would never have gone on a comedy show to promote health care, according to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

The “Killing Lincoln” author said Tuesday that he thought President Barack Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis to promote Obamacare was “a little desperate.”

O’Reilly said he didn’t have a problem “overall” with the parody interview, so it’s safe to say he doesn’t think “the dignity of the office” was too badly damaged. But the timing was botched, he said, given the economic climate and the situation in Ukraine. He did throw the President a bone and pointed out that Russia hadn’t yet invaded Crimea when he taped the interview.

“All I can tell you is Abe Lincoln wouldn’t have done it,” he said. “There comes a point when serious times come for serious action.”

O’Reilly should know. His book on the Lincoln assassination spent over a year on the New York Times best-seller list, despite the fact that the National Park Service refused to sell it at Ford’s Theatre due to factual errors and lack of documentation.

Watch below, courtesy of Fox News:

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