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O'Reilly to Trump: Check Your Retweets

 O'Reilly to Trump: Check Your Retweets
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By    |   Monday, 23 November 2015 09:23 PM

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly urged GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to be careful about his retweets in light of a recent incident that has brought him criticism.

Better yet, O'Reilly said, quit tweeting altogether.

That's far from likely from the candidate who loves getting into Twitter battles nearly as much he loves making money.

Trump's latest controversy stems from a retweet of a chart showing what purports to be crime statistics among black and white Americans in 2015.

On Monday's "O'Reilly Factor," the host interviewed Trump and called the tweet irresponsible because it gives his opponents bait to call him racist. O'Reilly noted the chart says blacks killed whites at a rate of 81 percent.

"That's totally wrong," O'Reilly said. "Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent."

Trump said he didn't tweet the information, but rather retweeted it, and thought it had come from a reliable source.

"Bill, am I going to check every statistic?" Trump said. "I get millions and millions of people."

"You are a presidential contender," O'Reilly responded. "You have got to check it."

"You know what, fine, but this came out of radio shows and everything else," Trump said.

"Oh, come on, radio shows?" O'Reilly shot back.

"You know I'm looking out for you. You know that I look out for every honest politician, I don't care what party they are in," O'Reilly said. "Don't do this. Don't put your name on stuff like this because it makes the other side, it gives them stuff to tell the ill-informed voter that you are a racist. I mean, you just handed them a platter."

O'Reilly urged Trump to quit tweeting altogether, but Trump insisted it is a good way to get his own message out.

"Give it up for lent," O'Reilly said. "Lent is coming soon."

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