Bill O’Reilly was caught on video unloading on a JetBlue employee over delays to his flight, blasting the worker as a “f*cking scumbag.”
O’Reilly was outraged because his flight to the Turks and Caicos was apparently delayed at JFK airport for five hours, without much information given to the passengers.
The former Fox News host can be heard saying in the video, “What you’re gonna do…it’s three hours late…No, no, no, You’re gonna find out,” while jabbing his finger at the airline employee.
The employee says something and Bill is clearly not happy so O’Reilly fired back: “You f*cking scumbag.
“Don’t talk to me like that!”
O’Reilly said later the guy was “being arrogant” and “misled passengers.”
There is a back and forth with the airline worker as O’Reilly tries to get his name from his ID tag but the airline employee objects.
“You’re threatening me with violence, man,” the worker can be heard saying to O’Reilly.
“No, I’m not,” O’Reilly fires back.
O’Reilly then takes one more close look at the employee and badge.
“You’re gonna lose your job,” he warns before walking away.
“You’re going to get that information,” he said.
On Sunday, former Fox host Bill O’Reilly threatened a JetBlue employee at JFK Airport after his flight to Turks & Caicos was delayed: “You f*cking scumbag! You’re gonna lose your job!” pic.twitter.com/30LFyNy2Yj
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The incident happened Sunday and The Daily Mail contacted O’Reilly to get a statement.
“The guy was arrogant and falsely accused me of threatening him and I said: ‘You’re lucky I didn’t do that.’”
O’Reilly also acknowledged that the conversation got “heated.”
Bill later said on Twitter:
“The character assassins on social media completely lying about my interaction with a JetBlue guy who misled passengers during a five-hour delay. I expected this.”
The character assassins on social media completely lying about my interaction with a JetBlue guy who misled passengers during a five-hour delay. We’ve covered on https://t.co/rryWmyXe7C. I expected this.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) April 19, 2022
According to The Daily Mail:
JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski said he could not comment on the altercation until he had seen the video.
The video was shot at 9:24 am on Sunday April 3 — two and a half hours after the flight to the islands’ capital Providenciales should have taken off.
O’Reilly told DailyMail.com in a statement that the flight was eventually delayed by five hours.