Fiery DEBATE: Do Obama & Netanyahu Hate Each Other?
Bill O’Reilly and Ed Henry tonight debated the timing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress.
O'Reilly asked Henry: Do President Barack Obama and Netanyahu dislike each other?
“They don’t hate each other […] but there is absolutely no love lost between them,” Henry said, explaining that their relationship is tense but they get a lot of business done in phone calls.
However, Henry said that Netanyahu’s address to Congress made Obama furious.
“He felt like he was being disrespected,” Henry said, explaining that Obama reportedly felt that Netanyahu should let the negotiations with Iran happen before attacking the deal.
O’Reilly said that it would be too late then.
“What if in the run-up to the war in Iraq as President Bush was negotiating, putting together an alliance, the Democrats invited the French President Jacques Chirac to go address the United States Congress?” Henry questioned.
“I would have liked to hear what Chirac had to say myself […] maybe it would have done some good!” O’Reilly said.
Henry pressed, “So the French president can direct American foreign policy and you’d be OK with it?”
Henry told O’Reilly that Netanyahu was “trying to box the American president into a corner in these negotiations.”
But O’Reilly said Obama’s a “big boy,” and he “can punch his way out of the box.”
“You can’t criticize a guy in the middle of a negotiation that might be bad for the world? That’s insane,” O’Reilly said.
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