Bill O’Reilly aired the remainder of his exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on Monday, revealing a few more tense exchanges. The original interview aired prior to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
O’Reilly pressed Obama on his administration’s record on assisting the black community, reminding him that “72 percent of babies in the African-American community are born out of wedlock.” The host then asked the president why there isn’t a “campaign” featuring him and the first lady to combat the harmful trend.
“Actually, Bill, we address it explicitly all the time,” Obama shot back, adding that he has giving several speeches on the subject. “So, whether it’s getting publicity or not is a whole different question.”
The two also clashed over Fox News coverage after O’Reilly asked Obama if he felt he was “unfair” in his coverage of him and his administration.
“Of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway,” he replied.
“Give me how I’m unfair,” O’Reilly said. “You can’t make that accusation without telling me.”
Obama cited the interview that he was currently doing because he was asked about the “health care not working,” the IRS targeting scandal and the Benghazi terror attack.
“But these are unanswered questions,” O’Reilly said.
“But they are defined by you guys in a certain way,” Obama added.
When pressed on whether he is the most liberal presidents of all time, Obama said former President Richard Nixon was even more liberal than he is in many ways.
“I think that you are much more friendly to a nanny state than I am,” O’Reilly said.
“And I disagree with that, because what used to be considered sensible we now consider – label somehow as liberal,” Obama argued, later adding that “self-reliance is alive and well in America” there just aren’t as many opportunities available for people to get ahead.
“We have not massively expanded the welfare state,” Obama said.