Watch What Happens When O’Reilly Asks Trump The 1 ‘Embarrassing’ Question He Didn’t Want To Be Asked

Amid a discussion that was both heated and contentious, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly managed to get a smile out of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his Wednesday night show.

However, he did not get Trump to change his mind and agree to attend Thursday’s Republican residential debate. In fact, O’Reilly had to agree that he had broken a pre-show agreement with Trump in which O’Reilly had promised not to bring up the debate.

O’Reilly trotted out a variety of logical arguments to get Trump to appear at the debate, but none worked.

O’Reilly accused Trump of being “petty,” and said Trump’s decision was flawed. “Would you say that right now, Donald Trump is a person who can let petty things influence him to the extent that he doesn’t do what maybe he should do?” O’Reilly asked.

“I don’t like being taken advantage of,” Trump said. “In this case I was being taken advantage of by Fox. I don’t like that. Now when I’m representing the country, if I win, I’m not going to let our country be taken advantage of. … It’s a personality trait but I don’t think it’s a bad personality trait.”

Then O’Reilly made his last-ditch case.

“Would you do me a favor? Look, you owe me it because I’ve bought you so many vanilla milkshakes!” O’Reilly said at last. “I’ve bought you so many vanilla milkshakes you owe me!”

Trump offered a smile in response, but no words.

“Will you just consider?” O’Reilly continued. “I want you to consider. Think about it. Say, ‘Look, I might come back forgive, go forward, answer the questions, look out for the folks.’ Just want you to consider it. You owe me milkshakes! I’ll take them off the ledger if you consider.”

“Well, even though you and I had an agreement that you wouldn’t ask me that, which we did, I will therefore forget that you asked me that,” Trump said.

O’Reilly admitted he had made that agreement.

“I told you up front don’t ask me that question because it’s an embarrassing question,” Trump added.

“But I’m not going to listen to any political person who tells me not to ask anything. But, you’re absolutely an honest man that I said I would try not to do it. But the milkshake thing just overwhelmed me. But I’m asking you to reconsider it,” O’Reilly said.

” … this odd exchange might tell us as much about Trump as anything else we’ve seen in his campaign. O’Reilly’s milkshake argument — and its ineffectiveness — is a prime example of just how strong Trump’s independent streak really is,” wrote Callum Borchers in The Washington Post.

Borchers noted that skipping the debate carries a risk for Trump.

“But bolstering his outsider image is more important. He wants voters to know that nothing — not even milkshakes — can make Donald J. Trump do something he doesn’t want to do,” Borchers wrote.

h/t: TheBlaze

WATCH: O’Reilly Just Revealed The 3 Candidates Most Likely To Win GOP Nomination

In his talking points memo on Friday, Bill O’Reilly discussed his insights on the sixth Republican primary debate and predicted the top three candidates most likely to take the nomination.

According to O’Reilly, Marco Rubio is an excellent debater with a strong demographics profile that will enable him to effectively challenge Hillary in the general election.

“Marco Rubio has a legitimate chance to win the nomination, and is feared by the Clinton campaign, because he is articulate, his demographic profile works in a general election and he makes Hillary Clinton look older. But whether Rubio can convince hardcore conservative Americans to back him remains to be seen,” O’Reilly said.

As for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, O’Reilly felt he had a strong performance, but lost a bit of ground to Donald Trump over the issue of New York values. The damage from those comments was, however, mitigated by Cruz’s response to the issue of his Canadian birth.

“Cruz is a very strong debater, but got in trouble challenging Donald Trump on New York values … Trump won that exchange, but Cruz won the Canada-birth issue, so it was pretty much a draw between the two men,” O’Reilly said.

O’Reilly noted that Trump continued to lead the pack due to his perceived role as the champion of the Republican base, which feels betrayed by the political establishment.

“He continues to lead in the polls because he is perceived as an avenger, a person who will knock down the political establishment,” O’Reilly said. “That’s what many Republican voters want this time around, and Trump delivered again last night.”

As for the remaining candidates, O’Reilly did not rule out retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as being capable of a comeback, and said New Jersey Gov. Chris =would make an excellent vice president.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, though, is simply not in tune with the current demeanor of the Republican Party and does not have a chance at securing the nomination, despite his impressive record, O’Reilly said.

“The race is still fluid,” said O’Reilly. “Anything could happen.”

Watch: O’Reilly Just Promised To Flee The Country If THIS Candidate Gets Elected – It’s Not Who You Think…

Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has joined the list of those threatening to “flee the country” if one candidate or another gets elected to the White House during this election cycle. But just who is O’Reilly exercised about? And where is he “fleeing,” anyway?

Speaking on his O’Reilly Factor show, O’Reilly jumped with both feet on self-professed socialist Bernie Sanders and said if Sanders wins, O’Reilly is out of here.

O’Reilly said he is “fleeing to Ireland” if he ends up being forced to pay “90 percent of his taxes” to “that guy.”

“I’m fleeing. If Bernie Sanders gets elected president, I’m fleeing,” O’Reilly said during his program. “I’m going to Ireland. And they already know it. I shouldn’t say it publicly because that’ll get Sanders more votes. But I’m not gonna pay 90 percent of my income to that guy, I’m sorry I’m not doing it.”

O’Reilly, whose nightly program is the top-rated and most-watched show on all of cable news, isn’t the first person to claim he’ll leave the country if one candidate or another gets elected, of course.

A number of others have made the claim they will leave the country if Donald Trump is elected. One of those who recently said they’d flee if Trump won was famed TV programmer Barry Diller.

But the list of those who have said they’d move away if Trump won is a pittance compared to those who exclaimed they’d leave if George W. Bush won back in 2000.

That list included Hollywooders such as director Robert Altman and actor Alec Baldwin, as well as Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, gossip columnist Mitchell Fink, and left-wing actresses and singers Barbra Streisand and Cher, among others.

For the record, not one of them followed through on their hyperbolic claims once Bush beat Al Gore in 2000 and then won re-election in 2004 by defeating John Kerry.

h/t: IJReview.com.

Watch: Trump Goes On O’Reilly Factor From Rally And Hits Fox News With Ultimate Insult

The day after the Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor and stated that one of the network’s rivals actually treats him better.

The billionaire candidate told Bill O’Reilly from a campaign stop in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday, “Honestly, I think I get better press from CNN than I do Fox, if you want to know the truth.”

“Our job is to be tough!” O’Reilly told Trump. “It’s our job to vet you the best way we can. Look, you are too thin-skinned.” He noted that those who seek power must be thoroughly vetted. 

“I don’t mind bad things being said about me if it’s true. I can handle it,” Trump replied, adding, “I don’t think I’m thin-skinned … You know what, if I do something wrong, I know when it’s wrong, and if someone goes after me, including you, I don’t mind it at all. But when I didn’t do something wrong, and they make it up, that I don’t like.”

 

Despite favorably comparing CNN to Fox News, the candidate called the network out at Tuesday night’s debate for what he felt was unfair treatment:

I think it’s very sad that CNN leads Jeb Bush, Governor Bush, down a road by starting off virtually all the questions, “Mr. Trump this, Mister” — I think it’s very sad. And, frankly, I watched — I think it’s very sad.

And, frankly, I watched the first debate, and the first long number of questions were, “Mr. Trump said this, Mr. Trump said that. Mr. Trump” — these poor guys — although, I must tell you, Santorum, good guy. Governor Huckabee, good guy. They were very nice, and I respect them greatly.

But I thought it was very unfair that virtually the entire early portion of the debate was Trump this, Trump that, in order to get ratings, I guess. In order to get ratings, I guess.

O’Reilly encouraged Trump not to let the media get to him and use his Twitter account to communicate campaign issues, rather than attacking the media. “You want to be president,” O’Reilly said. “Tweet about Putin. Tweet about ISIS. I mean, it looks petty. It looks petty. Don’t you think it looks petty? Don’t you think it looks petty?” Trump reiterated that his main goal was to have accurate reporting. 

The interview ended with Trump wishing O’Reilly a hearty “Merry Christmas,” a phrase the media mogul believes strongly should receive top billing once again during the season.

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Watch: O’Reilly Just Learned About THIS Surprising Relative – It Left Him Utterly Speechless

Family conversations around the holidays often bring together people from very different political opinions, leading to more than one resounding clash of ideology over the turkey and mashed potatoes.

The stunning announcement Bill O’Reilly made Monday night about a man to whom O’Reilly has just learned he is related to creates the intriguing possibility of a holiday table conversation that would make any family’s definition of raucous seem downright routine.

On Monday night, O’Reilly used his show to announce that in January, he will be featured on a PBS show called Finding Your Roots. The show is hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. The show traces the genealogy of famous people. The show debuts Jan. 5; O’Reilly’s segment will appear Jan. 12.

As O’Reilly closed his show Monday night, he teased the program with an interesting bit of news

“When (Gates) told me who one of my distant cousins is, I blinked, I blinked a lot,” O’Reilly said. “Does the name Bill Maher mean anything?”

O’Reilly let out an audible sigh, then made a cross from his pen and forefinger.

“Here’s The Factor tip of the day: You can pick your friends, you cannot select your relatives,” O’Reilly concluded.

Liberal commentator Bill Maher and O’Reilly have indulged in a spirited no-holds-barred rivalry over the years, punctuated by colorful sound bites. Maher at one point called O’Reilly, a “blatant, bald-a**** liar.” For his part, O’Reilly has proclaimed that Maher attacks religious people so that no one will tell him that taking drugs or committing adultery are wrong.

h/t: TheBlaze