How To Rewatch Trump's Super Bowl Interview With Bill O'Reilly
As part of the Super Bowl pregame show, FOX aired an pre-taped interview between host Bill O'Reilly and President Donald Trump. The Super Bowl interview, which is a shortened version of a longer interview to be aired on O'Reilly's show following the game, touched on topics such as Trump's claims of voter fraud, Vladimir Putin and the president's love for Tom Brady. If you missed its original airing or want to go back to key moments, there are multiple ways to rewatch Trump's Super Bowl interview online.
The nearly 10-minute-long excerpt of the full Super Bowl interview with Trump can be watched on SB Nation, and you can read a detailed rundown of the interview as well in the article. Much of the interview centers on Trump's past statements, and includes a seemingly contentious and bizarre back-and-forth between the president and the Fox News host about Putin being "a killer," and whether or not it's appropriate for an American president to support him. The term "killers" was thrown around liberally, and O'Reilly's performance led some to believe that he was grilling the president.
SB Nation isn't the only site hosting videos of the Trump Super Bowl interview — Fox News released the pregame interview in full on Twitter.
Trump's Super Bowl interview is worth watching if for no other reason than to watch O'Reilly question the president on his claim that millions of undocumented immigrants committed voter fraud. O'Reilly asked Trump if it was "irresponsible" to make such statements without having data to back it up. When O'Reilly pressed the president about the need for hard data to support his claims, Trump responded with the following:
Forget that. Forget all of that. Just take a look at the registration, and we’re gonna do it, and I’m gonna set up a commission, to be headed by Vice President Mike Pence, and we’re gonna look at it very, very carefully.
Trump's illegal registration claims weren't the only thing that O'Reilly and the president seemed to disagree about. The interview also contains what appeared to be a tense exchange about Trump's respect for Putin, which O'Reilly pushed back on more than once. When O'Reilly asserted that Putin is a "killer", Trump doubled down:
There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think — our country’s so innocent. You think our country’s so innocent?
Trump's Super Bowl pregame interview is full of soundbites like those above, and proves that even on a day celebrating American sports, our new president continues to be the center of controversy.