Bill O’Reilly certainly isn’t a critic of Donald Trump, but he described last evening how he believes Donald is really helping the Democrats.
“Trump’s style has captivated millions of Americans and his campaign has been very successful thus far. So successful, that it has almost obliterated the fact that the Democratic president and the party in general, have failed to improve America.”
Mr. O’Reilly then ranted about how the President Obama has hurt the country.
“Consider this. About two million more citizens live in poverty since President Obama took office. Poverty among women has increased by 1 million. Among blacks the poverty rate is up nearly 1.5 percent since President Obama was first elected.”
O’Reilly went on to add that median income for all working Americans has dropped an average of $2,000 since 2009, and that 2.5 million undocumented immigrants have entered the United States since Obama started his tenure.
While O’Reilly believes Trump is helping Democrats, Melinda Henneberger of Bloomberg believes Democrats should actually embrace Donald Trump.
“In some ways, all the progressive angst over Donald Trump’s rise and further rise is misplaced. Because aside from his completely unworkable plan to deport 11 million people, then welcome back the good ones, he’s by far the least conservative of the 17 GOP options.”
Henneberger notes that like progressives, Donald Trump doesn’t believe in raising the retirement age. Trump also isn’t completely against Planned Parenthood.
“I would look at the good aspects of it and I would also look because I’m sure they do some things properly and good, good for women, and I would look at that,” Trump recently told CNN.
One of the things that may hurt Trump in the end is his lack of support from Latinos. While it would be ignorant to generalize how all Latinos think, the immigration issue is a huge one in the community. In an interview with Bill O’Reilly last week, Trumps quote about deporting illegal immigrants angered many Latinos.
“And the federal courts will never allow mass deportations without due process for each and every one. And do you envision federal police kicking in the doors in barrios around the country, dragging families out?” O’Reilly asked Trump during a recent interview on his show.
Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump, they can’t deny his impact on what many consider a corrupt two-party system. And whatever one thinks of Bill O’Reilly, they certainly can’t deny his influence on the political discourse in the United States.
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