See All the Highlights of O'Reilly's First-Ever Hour on 'Outnumbered'
With the premiere of Killing Jesus just days away, Bill O'Reilly made a special guest appearance - his first ever - as today's #OneLuckyGuy on "Outnumbered."
Check out video highlights from the show below, and tune in to The O'Reilly Factor, tonight at 8/11p ET to see Bill's interview with the young actor that played Jesus in the film.
Don't miss the premiere of "Killing Jesus," which is based on O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best-selling book, Sunday at 8/11p ET on National Geographic Channel.
Bill was joined this afternoon by Andrea Tantaros, Harris Faulkner, Ainsley Earhardt and Kirsten Powers and the first topic on the agenda was Obama's handling of the battle against ISIS.
New reports indicate the fight to retake the city of Tikrit, Iraq, has stalled, with ISIS fighters digging in and Iran playing a greater role. Meantime, another report says that ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda are training together in the Sahara Desert in Mauritania.
Tantaros asked what President Obama should do at this point. O'Reilly said Obama does not want to confront terrorists around the world with military force.
"He'll hand it off to the next president. We can expect two more years of this chaos in the Middle East," he said.
O'Reilly said it all comes down to a "will" to fight the terror army, and he doubts that Obama has that will.
Kirsten Powers pushed back, saying Obama is carrying out the will of the American people, who do not want another ground war in the Middle East.
O'Reilly said Americans didn't support intervention in World War II either and called on Obama to put together a 60-nation coalition, with each nation contributing 5,000 soldiers.
"If you're the President of the United States, you don't conduct foreign policy by will or polls. That's just insane. ... It always falls on the United States. We're the leader of the free world. General Patton could destroy ISIS in a week. I wrote the book on Patton. One week, he destroys the whole crew. You want to know what's reality? That's reality," said O'Reilly.
Watch the segment below.
O’Reilly and the “Outnumbered” co-hosts also weighed in on the controversy surrounding an “American Pride” dance at Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts.
School administrators tried to cancel the red, white and blue event and replace it with a more inclusive theme. But after an outpouring of negative feedback from students, officials decided to stick with the "American Pride" concept.
O’Reilly said this is just a sign of the times, noting that Massachusetts is a very liberal state.
“Now they’re embarrassed because the kids have more sense than the people running the school,” he said. “I’d like to see the kids run the school, and then those guys go on vacation.”
“I’m just wondering if there’s something driving this conversation that we seem to be having as a nation about who’s a patriot and who’s not,” she remarked.
O’Reilly asserted that it’s because of the Internet and the fact that an overwhelming number of websites are left-wing. He explained that there’s no quality control on the web, so young people are easily stirred up by propaganda.
“That’s why you have all this contention in academia now,” he said.
“This is insane. If the kids want an ‘American Pride’ theme, that’s good. They should all be applauded for that.”
Watch the segment below.
O’Reilly and the “Outnumbered” co-hosts had a fiery debate about a new rule cutting the amount of juice served in New York City day care centers.
Children who are at least 2-years-old will be allowed to drink only 4 ounces a day of juice at day cares in the city, Faulkner said.
She added that the amount of educational TV children will be allowed to view is also being cut from 60 minutes a day to 30.
The health department says the rule changes are aimed at combating early childhood obesity.
O’Reilly said that he has no problem with the new program and thinks “it’s important in America for irresponsible parents to have a wall.”
“I understand the social engineering, because we have a lot of parents in this country unfortunately who don’t care what their children do, don’t care what they eat, don’t care how they behave, don’t care how they speak and what they learn,” he said.
“It is nanny state-ish, but it’s necessary, because we have so many irresponsible parents,” O’Reilly added. “It’s a serious problem. Fast food, junk food, I mean there’s kids who eat pizza every single day.”
Andrea Tantaros countered against O’Reilly stating that “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.”
“I think that they are well intentioned, they want to get kids healthy,” Tantaros said. “But we’re hearing reports of kids being hungry at the school, this is causing mental problems.”
She explained that kids who are being weighed could be traumatized by the experience and that “we’re creating a generation of people with eating disorders, especially girls.”
“One or two kids are going to have an eating disorder no matter what you do,” O’Reilly fired back at Tantaros. “It’s the greater good that must be served.”
Watch the segment below.