(POLITICO) In a rare attack on a fellow conservative, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly tonight criticized Rep. Michelle Bachmann for “playing small ball” in her recent attack on the perks President Barack Obama enjoyed in the White House.

At last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann had criticized Obama for using tax payer money to fund “a lifestyle of excess” — including “five chefs on Air Force One… two projectionists who operate the White House movie theater… and someone to walk the President’s dog.” When asked about those criticisms by CNN’s Dana Bash — who pointed out that President Obama did not have a dog-walker — Rep. Bachmann dodged the questions and spoke instead about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

O’Reilly said Obama was “entitled to protection, convenience and comfort” and that Bachmann was engaged in “a trivial pursuit.”

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