Minutes after O’Reilly’s tweet, Tapper fired back at O’Reilly.
“ ‘Low’ would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it — humiliated in front of the world,” he wrote.
Tapper was referring, of course, to O’Reilly’s swift downfall in April after revelations of a series of sexual harassment complaints against him surfaced just weeks prior.
The conservative-leaning and combative former longtime host of Fox News’s top-rated show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” was accused by numerous women of sexual harassment. His departure came less than a year after the resignation of Roger Ailes, the co-founder and then-chairman of Fox, amid allegations of sexual harassment.
O’Reilly appeared on Fox News last month for an interview with Sean Hannity, marking his first appearance on the network since his ouster. Last week, Tapper accused Hannity of hypocrisy, noting that while the Fox host made a cogent point about the “selective moral outrage” of the left in light of the scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein, he hosted Bill O’Reilly on his show despite the sexual harassment allegations against him.