Bill O’Reilly treated Donald Trump like a wayward schoolboy tonight. O’Reilly not only gave Trump a talking to about those comments about John McCain but he also commanded Trump to “say something to Senator McCain tonight, man to man, right to him, right now.”
The O’Reilly interview was obviously meant both to take Trump to the woodshed and help polish his tarnished image in the wake of comments suggesting that McCain is not a real war hero because he was captured. It may also have been meant as a compromise between Roger Ailes’ favorable coverage of Trump and uber boss Rupert Murdoch’s slam of him.
Regardless, O’Reilly kept some of the “blame John McCain for Trump’s smear” that was seen earlier in the day on Fox. In his introduction to the discussion, O’Reilly said, “It all began after the senator described some Trump supporters as ‘crazies.’”
When Trump came on, he partially defended himself by saying about McCain, “I see how badly our veterans are being treated and he’s the guy!”
Instead, O'Reilly deliberately tried to rehabilitate Trump by saying, “Come on, Donald, you know that the way that came off was incorrect. …I know you for a long time and I want you to be honest. You do think John McCain is a hero. I know you do.”
Trump claimed, “I do and by the way, I said it. I actually said it four times and I said it immediately after I went off stage.”
But, as Erik Wemple pointed out, Trump said it sarcastically.
O’Reilly went on to defend McCain. He called him “an American hero” and cited some of his good work for vets. “You picked the wrong guy here, I think,” O’Reilly said sternly.
“He’s virtually the head person in Washington,” Trump claimed - wrongly. “He’s the head of the group that runs – somebody’s doing a bad job.”
Still O’Reilly did not point out that McCain is not running anything with regard to veteranss. But he did reiterate that Trump was picking on “the wrong villain.”
Then, as the discussion closed, O’Reilly all but demanded that Trump apologize. “You got 45 seconds. I want you to say something to Senator McCain tonight, man-to-man, right to him, right now,” O’Reilly mandated.
Here’s how Trump responded:
TRUMP: Well, I’m gonna say this. I have respect for Senator McCain. I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama. And certainly if there was a misunderstanding I would totally take that back. But, hopefully, I said it correctly and certainly shortly thereafter I said it correctly. I would like him however to do something with the 15,000 people that were in Phoenix about illegal immigration. They are being decimated. These people are being decimated and I would love to see him do a much better job taking care of the veterans, Bill.
That almost certainly was not the kind of apology O’Reilly was looking for.
But there’s one other thing: Trump did not have 15,000 people at his rally in Phoenix. The ballroom’s capacity was only 4,200.
Watch it below, from the July 20 The O’Reilly Factor, and let me know if you think Trump’s kinda sorta walkback will be sufficient to quiet the uproar.
When the news media is dominated by the Liberal or corporate entities the real truth has very seldom revealed for the American people, about anything serious relating to illegal immigration? It is the same with a large majority in Congress, which has for far too long lied to the people about the illegal immigration invasion. It’s easy for politicians to fabricate facts, as it does with the press, being there is no accountability, for either party? 26 years ago we were promised a double layer fence; enforcement at the border an even today it’s laid open like a festering sore, as both political parties wanted it that way. Cheap labor is a huge money maker for the Republicans and their wealthy donors pay their way with huge amounts of devious money. Democrats just use the unrelenting streams of foreign invaders to build huge voting blocks—illegal or legal?
Incidentally, you cannot help but notice that the Iowa newspaper the Des Moines Register that said ‘for Donald Trump to quit the 2016 race’ has a conglomerate monopoly in Iowa. So the people who reside there should be very weary of what its power over the small press?
Donald is a straight talker, a tough personage, a character and doesn’t spin his words. Trump doesn’t carry his severe verbal expression, which you always encounter with the polished voices of career Politicians. He doesn’t have the backing of speech writers as yet; may be when he enters the first debates. Trump has a nasty bite if you attack his principles, which John McCain did. Saying Trumps followers were crazies, which brought an immediate angry response, not quite wording his exchange correctly. He was pounced upon by both parties as he upset their applecart of harmony. He has become the punching bag, but he’s not going down easy. The people enjoy his curt exchanges offering an ugly truth, where all we get from the same politicians, is a lot of vague assumption with their promises to change things?. Most have been trained by the top leadership, to remain docile or they are threatened with less exposure; poor visibility to the cash purveyors who run the whole show? Even so Trump has established something conveniently missing from both parties—the truth? But when it comes to Trump, they realize they have no influence, as he cannot be bought.
Donald will not mince words with his adversaries. He will build the high buttress wall along the border that will handle the illegal passage into our country. Trump will seek more ICE agents for internal enforcement and using mandatory E-Verify to seek out employers that have hired illegal aliens, instead of citizens and lawful residents who be employed. Obama’s illegal amnesty and his non-custody preferences would be rescinded. Decades of lax enforcement would end and perhaps a new era of only allowing into the USA and its territories individual with STEM (Science, High Tech, Engineers and Mathematician) talents; not people who become public charges? After a real wall or double layer fence is constructed, the apologists in Congress can produce a real bill, to recruit foreign labor for farmers and Democrat Nancy Pelosi grape plantations in Central California—who uses illegal aliens.
A tornado of outrage exploded when the cover came of with the murder of Kate Steinles in the ‘Sanctuary City’ of San Francisco. Mindful that there are over 200 cities in America echoing the same story, that ‘Sanctuary Cities’ exist. Crimes would not be detected, if foreign nationals didn’t feel safe. But then illegal aliens shouldn’t be in the United States anyway? Even if crossing the border without permission is just a misdemeanor, it shouldn’t happen? To me it’s just a scheme to keep the millions of illegal aliens coming here; otherwise it would be a felony? Illegal aliens offer nothing to our economy, just in most cases more poverty.
An estimated 2.5 million new illegal aliens have settled in the United States since President Obama took office in January 2009.
All the issues are of major importance, but illegal immigration has corrupted Washington, like the Hydra in Greek Mythology that has tentacles, spreading through our towns, cities and communities. It rears its insidious head in every circle of our society, ruining what is sacred to the American people. The legislators have pledged to dismantle Sanctuary city laws, but it will have little effect on the key cause—unfettered illegal immigration. If you want facts, then click on (Fairus) Federation of American Immigration Reform http://www.fairus.org/. On there pages your get list of illegal alien crimes, many deported numerous times. More good reading to absorb is (CIS) Center for Immigration Study, http://www.cis.org/ more statistics and important data. Other interesting reading is Numbersusa. www.numbersusa.com There is so much knowledge about the criminal element are in our neighborhoods, found at “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration” www.usillegalaliens.com. You shouldn’t fail to read absorbing facts about corruption in our government at www.judicialwatch.org/
Their hair color matches!