During the airing of his show ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ on Monday, anchor Bill O’Reilly addressed the Russian government’s request for an apology after he labeled President Vladimir Putin a “killer” during an interview with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Following O’Reilly’s Sunday interview with Trump, Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov issued the following statement addressing the Fox News organization:
“We consider such words from the Fox TV company to be unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking, we would prefer to get an apology from such a respected TV company.”
However, despite the Kremlin’s demands, O’Reilly was unwilling to convey apologetic behavior for his comments.
“Apparently the Putin administration in Moscow is demanding that I, your humble correspondent, apologize for saying ol’ Vlad is a killer,” O’Reilly exclaimed. “So I am working on that apology, but it may take a little time. You might want to check in with me around 2023.”
O’Reilly then references the book iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age as a legitimate source of information to learn about Putin and his actions in Russia.
The clip of O’Reilly’s refusal to apologize can be watched below:
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