Fox News political commentator Bill O'Reiily urged Americans to refrain from traveling to Egypt for the rest of the year, in a statement to close out "The O'Reilly Factor" on Thursday.

Protesters in Cairo scaled the wall of the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday and tore down the American flag.

“The country of Egypt is very dependent on tourism,” O'Reilly said. “I’ve been there, it’s a sensational place to go.

“No American — no American — should visit Egypt for the rest of the year. Nobody goes. That will send that government a big-time message: You’re going to attack Americans, we’re not showing up with our dollars.

“I also think U.S. airlines should stop flying to Egypt for the time being.

“Let’s use our wallets to make a statement to the world.” 

Earlier in his show, O'Reilly called for the U.S. to stop sending foreign aid money to Egypt.

“President Obama has an obligation to punish governments like Egypt which allow attacks on American citizens,” O'Reilly said.

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