It was an awkward moment, with a few awkward moments between the two of them.
But when the former NBA star and longtime conservative media critic, Bill O’Reilly, appeared on the Fox News Sunday morning program, the pair were at it again.
“This is a state where we’re supposed to have this very conservative leadership and yet you guys have an anti-establishment, anti-liberal governor,” O’Rrey told host Chris Wallace.
“I mean, how do you keep people like me out of a state that’s supposed to be so, like, open, so inclusive?”
“It’s the worst,” Wallace replied.
“We have a Republican governor that’s trying to push people back to the middle.”
Wallace asked O’Neill how many times he was told to “go back to your own country,” referring to the state’s Confederate monuments.
O’Reilly said that he was not sure if he wanted to say that in the context of the current debate over Confederate monuments in the US.
“You know, I think there are some good people who are going to be in there, and I think it’s just not the right time to be making those remarks,” O’)Reilly said.
“The next time I’m there I’ll be sure to say ‘I’m going back to my own country.'”
In the interview, O’Neil also criticized O’REILLY for having a “very conservative” political agenda, noting that he’s been a strong supporter of Republican candidates who “are very conservative.”
O’Neil did say that the Republican party is “not going to win” the state in November and that the state legislature “needs to do something.”