Ahead of Thursday night’s Donald Trump-less O’Reilly Factor, titular show host Bill O’Reilly said that the GOP presidential candidate’s Twitter account was bad news, and that his associates should prevent him from using it.
O’Reilly went on Live with Kelly and Michael to promote his new book, Killing Reagan, but the Fox News personality couldn’t talk for too long without mentioning the Donald’s latest battle with his employer. After all, the New York real estate mogul’s second feud with the conservative-leaning cable news network boils down to a high school-esque game of online name-calling. So maybe Trump shouldn’t be messing with Twitter anymore.
“[It’s] the worst thing that ever happened in Donald Trump’s life,” O’Reilly told hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.
“What should happen,” he added, “is the people who love and cherish Donald Trump should, after 9:00 at night, handcuff him so he can’t do that.”
Considering that many of Trump’s volatile tweets and retweets — like his use of the ratings his visit to Stephen Colbert‘s Late Show generated as flak against Fox News — happen in the early evening or at night, a strict no-Twitter policy for the GOP presidential candidate might not be such a bad idea.
O’Reilly then used the topic to criticize Trump’s constant need to pick fights with media outlets, and suggest that he act presidential instead.
“If Donald Trump wants to be president, all right, he has to now pivot and start to get serious,” he said. “So if somebody says, ‘I don’t like your hair,’ he ignores that and says, ‘Here’s how I’m going to solve the economy, here’s how I’m going to solve foreign policy problems.”
Check out the clip above, via ABC.
[h/t The Hill]
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