BY Aliyah Shahid
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Donald Trump says President Obama is a war monger who just goes around and "kisses everybody's ass."
The billionaire real estate mogul and presidential hopeful pulverized the president's foreign policies in the Middle East on Thursday's "O'Reilly Factor," insisting "every time I look he's going into another country."
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly questioned Trump about his own strategies abroad—the second interview this week in which the businessman cast doubts on Obama being born in the United States. [Vote now: Is Trump's "birtherism" just a stunt?]
Trump declared China and OPEC were "decimating" the U.S economy and proposed placing a 25 percent tax on Chinese goods if the country manipulates their currency. He also said the United States needs to get much tougher with OPEC.
"It sounds good to be a tough guy," fellow conservative O'Reilly said. "… But the blowback from China and OPEC could really, really harm the country."
Trump also warned that abandoning Iraq in the near future would result in Iran taking control of the oil fields.
"If Iran is gonna take over the oil, we stay and we keep the oil," Trump said. "A country goes in, they conquer and they stay. We go in, we conquer and then we leave and we hand it to people that we don't even know."
On Libya, Trump said he feared U.S.-backed Libyan rebels are also being supported by Iran and Al Qaeda, something O'Reilly agreed with. Trump said the Arab League should be paying the United States' military costs. [Check out a roundup of political cartoons on the Middle East unrest.]
O'Reilly again expressed skepticism over Trump's foreign policy suggestions with China, OPEC, and Iraq.
"Our weak president that kisses everybody's ass is in more wars than I've ever seen," Trump sniped. "He's in Libya. He's in Afghanistan. He's in Iraq. Nobody respects us … Can I do worse? You're talking about me like I'm a war monger."
So does Trump even have a shot at the Oval Office? According to a Harris Poll released March 28, Trump and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were tied for first place for the most popular GOP candidates with 10 percent support.