President Obama was the latest to weigh in on the scandal surrounding host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday, cracking a joke at the Fox host’s expense.
At the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual dinner, Obama joked that House Republicans may be plotting a coup.
“Or as Bill O’Reilly calls it, ‘reporting from the war zone,'” the President said, according to the Associated Press.
In recent months reporters have hounded the Fox host over his past reporting and statements.
Questions have surfaced over O’Reilly’s claims to have been in “war zone,” in Argentina after the Falklands War had ended, and having “seen” nuns murdered in El Salvador.
Obama took other shots at conservatives, such as Wisoncsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for sidestepping questions about the President’s Christian faith.
“Gov. Walker, salaam alaikum,” Obama said.
The AP reported that the president also joked about his age, and the possible effects his GOP rivals are inflicting on his health.
“Coffee really disagrees with me these days, which is why John Boehner just invited coffee to address the joint House,” he said.