Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump returned to the Fox News Channel Tuesday night, appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, where host Bill O’Reilly repeatedly checked with his guest to see if he was being treated fairly–a reference to Trump’s tweet just six days earlier announcing he would boycott the network:
.@FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won't be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2015
The question of Fox News’ fairness worked its way into several questions, including one about Trump’s broadside against Sen. Marco Rubio. “Would I be unfair to say to you, which I would if we were at a Yankee game, hey, calling Senator Rubio a clown was not presidential?”
“No, I don’t think you’d be unfair…I’m a counter-puncher,” Trump said. “He hit me all of a sudden.”
O’Reilly ended the interview by asking, “Fair interview? Are we good?”
“You were very fair,” Trump said, smiling. “You’re always fair…almost.”
O’Reilly is set to talk about his relationship with Trump in an interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo News, live at 1 p.m. ET.