Bill O’Reilly wants to debate Will Ferrell over the actor’s Bernie Sanders endorsement.
The Fox News personality asserted earlier this week on “Fox and Friends” that the comedic star is among the celebrities praising the Democratic presidential candidate without knowing “anything” about him.
“I will debate you any time, you pinhead, you come on in here for 15 minutes, me and you, okay?” O’Reilly had said. “About Bernie or politics in general, or about your films? I’m ready to go.”
Later on Tuesday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the conservative TV host expanded on his issue with Ferrell, but admitted he shouldn’t have attacked the actor in the manner he did.
“I shouldn’t have called out Will Ferrell, but I am getting a little fed up with these people,” he said. “You want to support Bernie, knock yourself out. Does he know what Bernie stands for? Does he know what Bernie wants? And I submit to you, he doesn’t.”
Yet, he still would like to challenge the actor to a debate if Ferrell were up to it.
“I’ve had enough, but we’re sincere. Will, if you’d like to come on the program, and sit here, just you and me,” O’Reilly said.
Ferrell, who can currently be seen on HBO in his baseball documentary special “Ferrell Takes the Field,” has yet to respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.