O’Reilly Takes On Bachmann For ‘Lavish White House’ Critique: ‘Playing Small Ball,’ ‘Can’t Back Up Her Criticism’ (VIDEO)

Source:  Josh Feldman / Mediaite

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was invited to sit down with Bill O’Reilly tonight to talk about her controversial remarks regarding how American taxpayers are paying for a lavish White House lifestyle, but O’Reilly explained that Bachmann didn’t want to come on. Instead, O’Reilly spent the segment essentially tearing down Bachmann’s assertions and insisting that it’s ridiculous comments like hers from conservatives that makePresident Obama look good and dilute legit criticisms people have for the White House.

O’Reilly brought up how CNN’s Dana Bash ambushed Bachmann, and explained how he attempted to reach out to Bachmann’s office to get her to comment on what she said. O’Reilly declared that “trivial attacks on President Obama are obscuring serious problems in this country.”

O’Reilly said there is no question of waste in the White House, but said that all presidents have lived somewhat lavishly, concluding that Bachmann is mistaken for pursuing this attack.

“It’s long past time for partisans, on both the right and the left, to cut the nonsense and look at things clearly. We’ve got huge problems in America and the president’s directly responsible for some of those problems… Michele Bachmann is playing small ball with the president, can’t back up her criticism, and actually trivializes a huge problem: irresponsible spending by the federal government.”

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