Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called BS on Donald Trump during “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday night, saying he doesn’t believe the real estate tycoon and reality TV show star will actually run for President.
The two spoke by phone during the show after Trump had taken to Twitter Wednesday accusing O’Reilly of “bad and very deceptive journalism” for his coverage of the potential presidential field earlier in the week. Trump was mad that the Fox host hadn’t taken him and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin more seriously.
“I don’t think you’re going to run for president,” O’Reilly said during the show. “But if you decide to run, you’ve got to know that building the organization that you’d have to build is very difficult for someone who’s never done it before.”
Trump responded with some frustration.
“But how do you know I’m not building it now, Bill?” Trump said.
“Because you’re playing golf in Miami, Donald,” O’Reilly said.
Earlier in the segment Trump struck a conciliatory tone but refused to “take back” the tweet, leading O’Reilly to advise him: “Don’t be a pinhead. Don’t tweet.”