Things Just Got Real Personal in Feud Between Bill O’Reilly and Al Sharpton

Bill O’Reilly took his feud with Al Sharpton to the next level on Thursday, alleging that the so-called civil rights leader came to him and asked for money to benefit his broke Harlem charity a few years ago, a request that O’Reilly was happy to grant. But that hasn’t prevented Sharpton from going on MSNBC and slamming the conservative TV host as anti-poor and even insinuating that he is a racist.

O’Reilly began on Thursday by claiming Sharpton lied about a report he did on food stamp fraud when he took his comments completely out of context. On his show Tuesday, Sharpton accused O’Reilly of attacking the poor after he did a report about a healthy man receiving food stamps so he can surf all day and not have to worry about employment.

“Sharpton, obviously taking my comments totally out of context, not even mentioning Jason the surfer and basically not telling the truth once again,” O’Reilly responded on Thursday.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 15: Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX’s “The O’Reilly Factor” at FOX Studios on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

He then dropped the “crusher” about Sharpton, who he says has been portraying him as a “racist and a brutalizer of the poor.”

“A few years ago, Sharpton told me that his charity in Harlem, N.Y., was out of money and that it could not provide Christmas presents and Christmas dinner to hundreds of poor people in Harlem,” O’Reilly explained. “So I gave Sharpton a $25,000 donation to prove the gifts and food.”

“I never mentioned it, because it wasn’t necessary to mention it. But now it is. To prove exactly what kind of person Sharpton is,” he added.

Watch the segment via Fox News:

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