Bill O'Reilly ridiculed for trying to use milkshakes to win back Trump's affection

"I bought you so many vanilla milkshakes, you owe me," the Fox News host told the Donald. Trump's still boycotting.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published January 28, 2016 3:11PM (EST)

  (Fox News)
(Fox News)

Bill O'Reilly defied his boss Roger Ailes to interview Donald Trump as the bloviating Republican presidential frontrunner left the cable news giant without a star attraction the night before it's big debate, and try as he might, Bill-O was just unable to convince the Donald to return the stage even after reminding him of all of the vanilla milkshakes he's purchased for Trump over the years.

"I have zero respect for Megyn Kelly," Trump told O'Reilly, continuing his tantrum against the star anchor and debate moderator. "I don’t think she’s good at what she does, and I think she’s highly overrated. And frankly, she’s a moderator; I thought her question last time was ridiculous."

"Would you do me a favor?" an exhausted O'Reilly begged Trump at the end of a nearly 15 minute long interview that felt more like a parent pleading for good behavior from a child. "You owe me," O'Reilly reminded Trump, "because I bought you so many, so many vanilla milkshakes. I bought you so many vanilla milkshakes, you owe me."

Of course, Twitter had a field day with O'Reilly's admission:

Watch O'Reilly's full interview with Trump below:

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By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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