Bill O'Reilly Calls Vladimir Putin an Idiot for Endorsing Donald Trump

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Bill O'Reilly had a field day on Thursday night's O'Reilly Factor when he dissed Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Earlier on Thursday, Putin made news for unofficially endorsing Donald Trump in his bid for the Republican presidential ballot.

“He’s a really brilliant and talented person, without any doubt,” Putin said.
Bill O'Reilly spent the first part of his show exposing some of the reasons Donald Trump's campaign has been met with so much success--after which he mocked Putin.

“By the way,” Bill O’Reilly said, “Trump apparently has made Putin his friend. Because idiot Putin today is going, "I love Donald Trump," he doesn’t speak English, but in a Russian accent, that’s what he was saying. He loves Trump.”

Meanwhile Geraldo Rivera was poking fun at Bill O'Reilly's rather bad Russian accent--which, for some reason, is bleeped out in the video clip.

“That’s a pretty lame accent,” Geraldo said, as O’Reilly continued on with his comments.

Also on Thursday, Bill O'Reilly called out Donald Trump for being too "thin-skinned."

So does Bill O'Reilly support Donald Trump for the GOP nomination or not? As one reporter says, "It's complicated."

“Donald Trump understands the anger sweeping America and is tapping into that,” Bill O'Reilly said in recent days. “He is not concerned that much with policy-- he is running on emotion. His strategy has been brilliant, but if you take what he says literally, he can be a frightening guy.”

“I see many of his statements as over-the-top rhetoric, designed to get him votes, not necessarily written-in-stone policy pronouncements,” he added. “Talking Points does not endorse candidates, does not root, does not promote.”

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.