Bill O’Reilly thinks that Donald Trump’s sexist attacks on women are “small ball” because real women, I mean Republican women don’t worry their pretty little heads about it.
O’Reilly began a discussion about Trump’s support from women by saying, “It is perceived in some circles that Donald Trump is not kind to women, in general.” Perceived? Hasn’t O’Reilly’s own colleague, Megyn Kelly, proved that it’s a fact?
You’d think that if O’Reilly didn’t mention it, at least the two women joining the discussion, each of whom is another Kelly colleague, would have mentioned it.
Here, Fox Business host Kennedy said Republican women like Trump for the same reason men do, because he’s a “problem solver.”
“So they don’t care about the small ball,” O’Reilly said.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said she thinks Trump's support proves that GOP women “aren’t limited in their brains to only talking about quote, women’s issues.”
After all three agreed that Trump’s main appeal over, say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, is the fact that he’s an outsider, O’Reilly said that would make him a good candidate. “I knew I should have run for president,” O'Reilly said jokingly. “I’m the only one who could out insult Trump. Can you imagine that? …It would be like a Don Rickles-fest. Boom, bing, bing, bang, boom. …Nobody would get anything out of it, it would be total tripe.” Which suggests that O'Reilly would love the opportunity to say the things that Trump says.
Then O’Reilly got to his “stronger point."
O’REILLY: I think the stronger point is that Republican traditional women aren’t always looking to be offended. Whereas – and I hate to say this ‘cause it’s general – liberal women and feminist women particularly, they’re looking to be offended every two minutes.
Really, Bill? Because when it comes to being offended, nothing could beat the perpetual victimhood on Fox News. In fact, as Jon Stewart has hilariously illustrated, Fox is a veritable victimhood machine.
Also, while 33% of Republican women may have supported Trump in a recent poll, that means 67% did not. CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson points out that Trump has made overt efforts to appeal to women, indicating that he does not see them as indistinguishable from male voters.
Even Pavlich signaled that Trump’s brand of sexism is less than appealing. Asked to give her advice to Trump, she suggested, “Be a little more mature in your language. It’s not that we’re offended, I just think that a little maturity would be nice for Donald Trump.”
Gee, ya think?
Watch it below, from the September 14 The O’Reilly Factor.