If you like men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, you’ll probably love seeing Donald Trump and former Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly on tour together.
According to a press release from O’Reilly’s website, he and Trump will have “a series of live conversations across the country,” starting in December.
A quote from Trump predicted “wonderful but hard hitting sessions.” He said the two will “openly discuss the real problems of our Country,” which “the Fake News Media never mention.” He promised “fun, fun, fun for everyone who attends!”
O’Reilly said, “My job as a historian/journalist is to get important things on the record in a fact based way. These conversations with the 45th President will not be boring.”
O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News in 2017 after, as Fox News put it, “’an extensive review of sexual harassment allegations against him,’ allegations that O’Reilly again today called ‘completely unfounded.’” Besides getting caught on video boasting about grabbing women “by the p***y,” Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct or sexual assault by at least 26 women.
But, hey, maybe they'll serve milkshakes.
(O’Reilly/Trump image via screen shot)
O’Reilly clearly thinks he can present himself along the lines of David Frost with Richard Nixon. Except that O’Reilly has nothing near the pedigree of Frost, and Pence’s childish spokesman hasn’t even a tenth of the animal instincts we always saw from Nixon.
The idea that O’Reilly considers himself a journalist or a historian by any means just provides an illustration of the power of self-deception.
This set of get-togethers with Pence’s childish spokesman sounds like a desperate move by both men. Both are hoping they can somehow get a lot of publicity and attention from this. I have a feeling the get-togethers may not turn out the way they’re thinking. I honestly wonder if they’ll be able to do more than one – particularly if the Trump organization is up to its eyeballs in criminal indictments at that point.