O’Reilly was joined by co-hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Ainsley Earhardt on the episode of “Fox & Friends.”
In his commentary, the “O’Reilly Factor” star claimed he could not “hear a word” of what Waters said in her address because he was focused on her hairstyle.
“I love her. Maxine Waters should have her own sitcom,” said O’Reilly, in mocking Waters. “People get angry with Maxine Waters. I want more of it.”
He then played a clip of Waters’ statements about President Trump:
“[Us African-Americans] fight against this president, and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country. We’re fighting for the democracy. We’re saying to those who say they’re patriotic but they’ve turned a blind eye to the destruction that he’s about to cause this country, ‘You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are.’”O’Reilly’s reaction: “I didn’t hear a word [Waters just] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James … it’s the same wig.”
Co-hosts Doocy and Kilmeade humorously agreed with O’Reilly, though Earhardt offered a defense for Waters.
“I’ve got to defend her on that. I have to defend her on that,” said Earhardt. “You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive. Her hair is pretty.”
Brown, whom O’Reilly coined the “Godfather of Soul” during his commentary, died on Christmas Day in 2006.
The discussion on “Fox & Friends” can be viewed below: