Jesse Watters last week pressed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on why he won’t appear on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Watters charged that “The Factor” has been trying to book de Blasio for weeks, but that his staff hasn’t been respectful.

“I’m sure they’re very respectful […] I appreciate the invitation, and my staff will follow up with you,” de Blasio said.

The mayor then cut off Watters, saying, “Let’s take some serious questions” before addressing another member of the media.

Watters also asked New Yorkers about de Blasio – some of whom didn’t even know who he is.

He posed the question: why won’t de Blasio come on “The Factor?”

One New Yorker said, “Because Bill O’Reilly’s terrifying!”

Watch the clip above.