Bill O'Reilly Favors Donald Trump For President, Because Of Course

06/17/2015 10:36 am ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday night that he would pick a guy like Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for president any day.

But then again, why are we even surprised?

He first posed the idea to his guest, Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers, who was visibly stunned to hear the words come out of O'Reilly's mouth.

"If you had a choice, Powers, between a Donald Trump type guy and a Hillary Clinton type politician, you are telling me that you would pull the lever for Mrs. Clinton right now?" O’Reilly asked.

“Are you telling me you wouldn’t?” she asked. “Are you kidding me?”

"I'd rather have the straight talk of Donald Trump than the obfuscation of Hillary Clinton any day, at anytime."

"You seriously are saying right now that you would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton?"

O'Reilly sat down with Trump earlier that morning for Trump's first TV interview after announcing his 2016 GOP campaign. During the interview, Trump addressed his controversial remarks that he was going to build a wall along the southern border and make Mexico pay for it, saying that he will "start charging for their product coming into this country" until they agree to build it.

O'Reilly told Powers that he likes how Trump is telling people exactly what he is going to do and how he is going to do it. On the other hand, he said, Democratic candidate Clinton is proposing to do "impossible" things. Powers called him out immediately.

"Why are you cutting him so much slack?" she asked. "You're going easier on him than you go on me!"

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