On Tuesday morning, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly mocked Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters over her hair style. O'Reilly initially apologized after being accused of racially changed remarks, but then reverted back to his attack later that night.

O'Reilly on Waters

Joining the hosts of "Fox & Friends" was Bill O'Reilly, and he quickly raised eyebrows among Democrats and liberals for remarks he made about the popular African-American female congresswoman. After a video clip was shown of Maxine Waters criticizing Donald Trump, O'Reilly couldn't help but laugh and mock the Democrat over her hair style that he compared to legendary singer James Brown.

In the hours that followed, backlash resulted to the point that many were calling for the host to be fired, promoting an apology. Despite this, he quickly changed his tune during the March 28 edition of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.

"Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, has been an outspoken left-wing voice, highlighting the oppression she believes black Americans experience," Bill O'Reilly said, before conceding that his comments from earlier in the day were "stupid." However, O'Reilly then shifted to a more critical tone, where he pushed back against Waters who he believes unfairly attacks the president, especially when it comes to issues of the African-American community.

"It would be instructive for Ms. Waters to come on The Factor to define her beef," he continued, before adding, "But of course she will not do that, way too risky, because she would be challenged." Bill O'Reilly then went on to claim that Maxine Waters was just "spouting the left-wing company line," while noting, "I do not think Ms.

Waters has any clue" what she is talking about. In conclusion, O'Reilly said that what Waters was promoting was "not patriotism" but rather "demagoguery."

Water's responds

While Bill O'Reilly doesn't appear willing to back down too much from his criticism. Maxine Waters responded on MSNBC, telling Chris Hayes that the host on Fox News has "no credibility." "I’m a strong black woman.

I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined," Waters said, while adding, "I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O’Reilly or anybody." With Donald Trump in the White House for just over two months, the clash between O'Reilly and Waters shows yet another example of partisan divide in the United States.