Bill O'Reilly: Lincoln wouldn't have done an interview with Zach Galifianakis

But O’Reilly, who praised the president as “quick” with a “good sense of humor,” wasn’t laughing.

“I’m all for PR and if Carney wanted to go on Funny or Die, fine. But the president of the United States? All I can tell is you Abe Lincoln would not have done it,” O’Reilly said. “There comes a point when serious times call for serious action.”

While O’Reilly said he didn’t have a problem with the video “in general,” he raised questions about whether the timing hurts Obama, citing the economy and recent tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.