Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a broadcast did not offer an apology for disparaging remarks he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin, and sarcastically claimed that he might have something ready in roughly six years.
US President Donald Trump gave an interview to O’Reilly this past weekend. O'Reilly, among other things, called Putin a "killer," to which the US leader responded: "You think our country’s so innocent?"
"Apparently the Putin Administration in Moscow, demanding that I, your humble correspondent apologize… so I'm working on that apology, but it may take a little time," O'Reilly said on Monday. "Might want to check in with me around 2023."
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday the Kremlin considers O'Reilly’s words about Putin unacceptable and offensive and expected an apology.