Fox News host Bill O’Reilly completely lost it on guest Alan Colmes during Tuesday night’s The O’Reilly Factor, screaming “bull****” at Colmes’ assertion that the White House has proposed specific cuts to reduce the deficit.
When Colmes rebutted O’Reilly’s claim that President Barack Obama has not named a single specific program for which he would cut the budget, O’Reilly flew off the handle.
“Hold it. Hold it. Now I’m getting teed off with you. Give me one damn program he said he’d cut.” O’Reilly said angrily. “Not entitlements! One program!”
He then repeatedly called Colmes a liar, demanding again to hear one specific program the president would cut. When Colmes offered Medicare, O’Reilly shouted “that’s not a specific program!”
Video of the exchange is below, via Media Matters:
With his wild rant, O’Reilly joins several other Republicans — including House Speaker John Boehner — in falsely denying that the president’s deficit reduction plan even exists. In reality, the president has offered billions of dollars in specific cuts to health care programs and Social Security — a gesture that his Republican opponents have refused to match.