Bill O'Reilly jabs “The View”, makes $10,000 bet in Rosie O'Donnell argument over Donald Trump conviction

Bill O'Reilly jabs “The View”, makes $10,000 bet in Rosie O'Donnell argument over Donald Trump conviction

"People were better with him? You're out of your mind," O'Donnell told O'Reilly.

Rosie O'Donnell's days of sparring with Donald Trump in the press aren't over, as the beloved comedian and former View cohost made a $10,000 on-air bet with controversial broadcaster Bill O'Reilly over the former president's potential conviction in court.

During Wednesday night's episode of fired CNN journalist Chris Cuomo's NewsNation show, O'Donnell engaged in a heated debate with O'Reilly over the impact of Trump's alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol — and other legal woes for the ex-president and star of The Apprentice reality show.

<p>NewsNation/YouTube</p> Rosie O'Donnell fights with Bill O'Reilly on NewsNation


Rosie O'Donnell fights with Bill O'Reilly on NewsNation

"Rosie, with all due respect, you're not going to be successful saying that democracy is on trial and anybody who supports Donald Trump is a fascist. You're not. Those people are going to reject you 100 percent. There's a lot more to it than you're presenting," O'Reilly told the actress on Cuomo. "Donald Trump presided over the country for four years, and there was no attack on the country until Jan. 6. That was a large mistake he made. I don't believe he was behind it. I think that if that trial ever gets up, he'll be acquitted."

Cuomo cut O'Reilly off to allow O'Donnell a chance to respond, and she called him "an authoritarian" and "the worst thing that ever happened to this nation." She also claimed that Apprentice producer Mark Burnett's TV series gave people a false impression of Trump, and speculated that the mogul will eventually see jail time as a result of his multiple indictments.

"We'll see in court what is presented, and if you are correct, I will take a $10,000 bet right now with you to your favorite charity or mine that Donald Trump will not be convicted of insurrection, because he's not charged with it," O'Reilly joked. O'Donnell took the jab one step further, though, and solidified the bet as a serious offer: "I'll make that bet, $10,000 that he is found guilty — not of that, of other charges. Anything he is charged with, I agree he will be guilty," she replied.

After that, O'Reilly invoked O'Donnell's former workplace amid his sustained criticism of media figures who criticize Trump.

"You still have The View on every day, pounding Trump into pudding. Nothing happens. All the working people I know were better off under Donald Trump," he said, before O'Donnell cut in. "That's bull. Bill, how many Americans did he kill by his COVID inaction? Let's start right there. Are you kidding me? People were better with him? You're out of your mind."

Earlier in the broadcast, Cuomo also referenced O'Donnell's heavily publicized feud with Trump that played out in the media during her first run on The View between 2006 and 2007. The pair's ongoing feud continued well into his first election cycle.

"He's a cruel, criminal, and mentally unstable man," O'Donnell told Cuomo. "I think he's the worst thing that ever happened to the United States. His cruelty knows no bounds. When he's upset and humiliated and embarrassed, he has no control and he goes apes---."

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Entertainment Weekly's request for comment.

Watch O'Donnell and O'Reilly spar over Trump's potential conviction in the video above.

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