Bill O'Reilly: Sean Spicer Is 'Just Weak,' Trump Sends 'Muddled Messages'

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May 12, 2017

Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took a shot at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday, saying he is "just weak" compared to his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

During an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, O'Reilly criticized the White House's handling of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying mistakes come when the Trump administration is "undisciplined."

"The messaging is always the problem with the Trump White House," O'Reilly said. "They don't have strong people dealing with the press. I think Huckabee's daughter is much stronger than Spicer. Spicer's just weak."

He added that Trump sends "muddled messages" all the time.

During a tumultuous week for the White House stemming from Comey's termination, Sanders filled in for two press briefings while Spicer was away on Naval Reserve duty. He returned to the podium on Friday.

O'Reilly and Beck, another former Fox News host, delved into multiple topics during their interview, including O'Reilly's exodus from the network last month amid a swarm of sexual harassment allegations.

Beck said he would like for O'Reilly to join him at The Blaze, but O'Reilly had no response, according to the Daily Caller's Vince Coglianese.

UPDATE: 1:48 P.M.: This article has been updated with audio of the exchange and additional remarks by O'Reilly.