Bill O’Reilly says Mitt Romney didn’t want to win the election

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Speaking at a fundraiser at Faulkner University, O’Reilly said he offered Romney the chance to appear on his highly rated cable news show for a full hour in the days leading up to the election but that he never heard back.

“We never got an answer. We never got a reason. They just didn’t do it,” O’Reilly said, according to Al.com. “So we’re sitting there going, 'Does this guy want to lose?' The answer is yes, he did not want to be president of the United States, and that’s why he lost.”

Obama defeated Romney by nearly 5 million votes, taking 51 percent of the popular vote to Romney’s 47 percent. Obama took 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206.

O’Reilly also said Romney didn’t sufficiently challenge President Obama on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, at one of the debates.

“It would have knocked [Obama] right out,” O’Reilly said. “He could not have answered. He would have evaded it. He didn’t have the answers. He could have just won the election right there.”

“I tell you, that man, Mitt Romney, did not want to win the election,” he added.

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