On The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, host Bill O’Reilly told GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump that he “should be the bigger man” and participate in Thursday’s Fox News Republican presidential debate.
He argued that, as a Christian, Trump should forgive the people he feels have wronged him, namely Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly whom Trump claims is “really biased” against him.
“In your Christian faith, there is a very significant tenant and that’s the tenant of forgiveness,” said O’Reilly. “And I think you should forgive not only journalists who come at you in ways you don’t like, but I think you should be the bigger man and say, you know what, I didn’t like it… but I’m not gonna take any action against it.”
“Don’t you think that’s the right thing to do?” he asked.
“It probably is,” Trump replied, “but you know, it’s called an eye for an eye also --”
“No, no! That’s Old Testament,” O’Reilly interjected. “If you’re the Christian, the eye-for-the-eye rule goes out.”
“Here’s what it is -- turning the other cheek!” he gestured.
“Bill, you’re taking this much more seriously than I am,” said Trump.
Check out the fiery exchange below.