An “O’Reilly Factor” producer has shot down speculation that Fox News staff fed Donald Trump specific questions before Bill O’Reilly interviewed him on Monday.
“We never, ever tell the guests what questions will be asked. Bill O’Reilly is the only person who knows what exactly he’ll ask,” senior executive producer David Tabacoff said in a statement. “We treated this interview like we treat all other guests on the program.”
Trump appeared to admit that he knew a particular question was coming when the presumptive GOP nominee was asked whether he paid female executives less than males.
“The answer is no. And I just had it checked because I heard this was going to be a question. I don’t know,” Trump said. “I have a good source and somebody said this could be a question.”
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 7, 2016