President Barack Obama penned an op-ed in Friday's USA Today to drum up support for his debt deal of a combination of cuts and revenue increases. In it, he cited that he had a perhaps unlikely supporter: Fox News host Bill O'Reilly:
A balanced deficit deal that includes some new revenues isn't just a Democratic position. It's a position that has been taken by everyone from Warren Buffett to Bill O'Reilly.
O'Reilly responded to the supposed endorsement Friday morning on Fox's "America's Newsroom" (video above):
I don't know what President Obama is referring to when he uses my name, but we've been pretty consistent in telling everyone that the tax code has to be reformed....It's not accurate in the sense that I'm advocating any tax rate hikes and he didn't say that. They are parsing.
The O'Reilly claim this Friday comes after the president made another surprising claim last Friday. During a press conference last week, Obama said that 80 percent of Americans "are sold" on his debt deal, a statement The Blaze took a hard look at.