Hillary Clinton called into Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday night to discuss the latest terrorist attack in Nice, France, marking her first interview on the program since the 2008 Democratic primary.
“Our alliance with France is so strong…we need to stand strongly with them,” Clinton told O’Reilly. “We need to strengthen our alliances and I include NATO in that.”
The presumptive Democratic nominee told O’Reilly that that we have to “do more to understand that this is a war against these terrorist groups,” and that one of her priorities is to “launch an intelligence surge.”
O’Reilly has been the No. 1 cable news program in total viewers for more than a decade, but Clinton had eluded him for nearly eight years. Donald Trump called into both Greta Van Susteren and O’Reilly on Thursday night, but that isn’t exactly a rarity these days. Clinton also called into chat with Anderson Cooper on CNN about the attack in France.
Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes must be feeling a tad jealous. The 8 p.m. ET competition of O’Reilly and Cooper tweeted, “Trump doing a phoner on cable news with the bodies still in the street.”
When a viewer pointed out that Clinton also called into his rival programs, Hayes tweeted, “I think they both should’ve waited, but clearly this is the way this works now.”
Trump postponed Friday’s previously scheduled running mate announcement due to the France terror attack.
Watch the Clinton-O’Reilly video at video.foxnews.com